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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Within the paintings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) you will find the seed of so much German concept, literature, technological know-how and theology. A highly influential guy, not just on Germany yet at the remainder of Europe, Goethe's top identified paintings is the two-part play Faust. Goethe was once a privy-councilor to the Duchy of Weimar and his curiosity in overseas literature helped start the idea that of the area literature.

George Eliot known as Goethe "Germany's maximum guy of letters…and the final real polymath to stroll the earth."

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In the USSR possessing hard currency was illegal, but we decided nevertheless to keep it as a reserve. When we crossed the border to Romania, I hid it in one of my shoes. As a matter of fact, it was the only reserve we had and when we arrived in Suceava where I passed my high school equivalence examinations, we exchanged it there on the black market and bought food for a few days. ch02 March 20, 2008 10:43 spi-b524 Analogies in Physics and Life 9in x 6in 3 War — The Ghetto On July 5th , 1941 Romanian troops accompanied by German SS units entered Czernowitz.

Even after 1923, when Jews were granted citizenship, anti-Semitism was in Romania more than in most other European countries quite a common phenomenon. Already at the age of six or seven I came to realize that belonging to the “chosen people” was not necessarily a privilege. Indeed, the events, which happened in the late thirties, were so disturbing for Jews that even a six-year-old child like myself could not avoid taking notice. I remember that in 1936 or 1937 I had been visiting my father’s family in Storojinets.

Menziu, his wife and their daughter survived the ghetto, but their son, in trying to escape from a labor camp in Romania, died in 1943, at the age of 19, when the boat, which was supposed to bring him to Palestine, was scuttled. While my grand parents were religious, my parents were not. Nevertheless, presumably to please our grandparents, important Jewish holidays were kept in my parents’ house. Even the religiousness of my grandparents has to be qualified. When at the beginning of the First World War my father was mobilized ch01 March 20, 2008 10:43 spi-b524 Analogies in Physics and Life Analogies in Physics and Life 9in x 6in ch01 15 into the Austrian army, his father accompanied him to the railway station.

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