Jews in a box Can Germany afford to let its Jewish community disappear | The Jewish Chronicle

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BERLIN — An exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Berlin raised eyebrows two years ago for its examination of the discomfort of Germans with the Jews in their midst. In the exhibit, a Jew sat in a three-sided Plexiglas container and answered questions posed by curious Germans. The audacity of “Jew in a box” was noted at the time — a concept more at home in hipster New York than in Germany, where chilly, un-ironic formality is still the norm. The Jew as museum specimen and oracle to ordinary Germans…

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