Shoah | Unit | Shum
communities | people | lives
Please blow steadily up the left hand page, the page will turn.
Please wait at the entrance until the curtain opens.
This clock tells you how long you will have to wait.
The ocean, it looked like .…and water sprayed out
It's very real, yeah
Darkening room, whispers
Delivered in German: supported by the electronic ticker machine delivering short sentences; under nourished information compared to the continuous babble of the narrator.
Three towns were the main Jewish centres from the Middle Ages: Worms, first settled by Jews in 960. The Jewish area of town had 3 main places: the Bath house, cemetery and synagogue.
Synagogue; learning and praying, women had a separate section with a small window to view through, distanced, separated, different.
Shrine | Torah | Dance house
Mikveh, collection of waters, women went in before marriage, after menses and childbirth.
Tied together by belief hope salvation
Prejudicial attitudes : middle age origins
Guild-barred; skilful, hidden talents
Stones rest atop gravestones
New mothers were considered impure for forty days. If they had given birth to a girl, this period was twice as long.
Washing; purifying the soul and cleansing of the hands
An Xmas tree appears incongruous in the open space, haunted, haunting
We leave to fill our bellies and sit in the airy glass atrium
The garden looks beautiful, peaceful and calm, a sea of green; no other colour will do