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Tagged With: Jews

HISTORY Moments You Never Forget …

He was a friendly, good looking, even erudite monster, this Rudolf Höss from the paradisic spa Baden-Baden in Germany. From 1940 to 1943 he was the commandant of the KZ Auschwitz and during his reign of terror 2,43 million jews (Höss himself confessed) were killed, often by himself. After the war Germany extradited him to … Weiterlesen »

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REAL ESTATE If You Ever Come to Palma (Nr. 8)

… because they cause problems in the island’s capital of Palma de Mallorca. Hardly one is wider than four yards and none is higher than three floors. But that’s not the problem for the owners who want to sell them – and can’t. Because all the houses have a room in the neighbouring house! Now explain … Weiterlesen »

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ART Lost & Found … (No. 64)

Puhonny was born 1876 in Germany, he went to Paris very early, saw what Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec achieved by lending his genius to popular products and made him the hero of his live. Ivo Puhonny worked for a score of industrial firms, illustrated advertisements for cigarettes, liquor, frying fat and automobiles. But he was dangerously … Weiterlesen »

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BERLIN If You Ever Come To … (No. 66)

It’s a beauty, so dignified, imaginative, heart gripping, but even surprising and beautiful. The monument (plaques, sculptures, rails, columns) around a station built about 1900 calmly records the numbers, dates and destinations of each of the mass deportations in cattle wagons from the capital of the German Reich. All of whom left from this station in … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS I Got A Strange Message … (No. 5)

Look at this beautiful Art Deco postcard of the „Ocean Grande“ hotel in Miami Beach. A collectors piece from the 30s, painted and rare. Nice, ah? Yes, but venomenous snakes are very decorative too, and this beauty from Florida has its venom on the back. In the marketing message are a lot of positive things … Weiterlesen »

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NAZIS Lost & Found … (No. 4)

Look closely at this label of the „Kölner Hof“ in Frankfurt! It says at the bottom: „Jew-free for 40 years“. Now think a bit: It was printed around 1938, when the Nazis ruled Germany, naturally. This means: The hotel, which doesn’t exist anymore, must have been „Judenfrei“ before 1900 – or pretended to be! The … Weiterlesen »

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AUCTION The Critic At Large … (No. 3)

On eBay Poland a Yellow Star was offerend, the Mark of Cain, the Jews had to wear in the streets and the getto of Warsaw (and all over Europe). The Nazis forced them to the Star of David and I wanted to buy this precious surviving piece, for me the highest medal of courage ever … Weiterlesen »

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