As Elias Canetti once said, many people experience fear when faced with the strange and unfamiliar.
This fear can also be directed at everyone who is different: At members of other religions and nations, at refugees flowing into the country seeking sanctuary. It can kill empathy and lead to the creation of cliché-laden enemy stereotypes and scapegoats.
Without talking down these risks, the 2016/17 issue of The Jewish Echo would like to show how bridges of understanding can be built – even if these collapse again sometimes. (Source: Falter Verlag)
Publisher: Falter Verlag
Length: 152 pages
Date of publication: November 7, 2015