European diary, 4.10.2020:
Our exhibition The Last Europeans. Jewish perspectives on the crises of an idea | The Brunner Family. An estate has begun. Under corona conditions, an unusual opening in front of a small audience – with due distance and limited space, as the situation demands. Everything is just a little different at the moment.
For this, many guests took part in the livestream and now the opening speeches of Mayor Dieter Egger, State Governor Barbara Schöbi-Fink, Aleida Assmann, Ariel Brunner, Hannes Sulzenbacher and Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek – as well as the film by Ronny Kokert about Moria in February 2020 – can be seen on our youtube channel. It’s worth taking a look and listening, there are many surprises to be discovered. We are looking forward to stimulating discussions in our house.
The speeches are mostly in German. Ariel Brunner’s remarkable talk though is in English. It begins at 39’40.
Here are some impressions of the first day, captured by Dietmar Walser.