Why not do something important?!

I have this ongoing monolog with myself. It’s a variation over the same question: why study & write about art – why not do something important with your (my…?) life? The question got very loud a few weeks ago when visiting Dachau, but it murmurs on – also in more trivial settings. * Truly, I live…

Todesfuge

When visiting Munich last week I also went to Dachau. Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. It is located about 16 km northwest of Munich. There have been several discussions after WW2 regarding the possibility – or even the legitimacy – of making…