Paul Celan is no poet. Paul Celan is a Jewish Forrest Gump, a cipher of German-Jewish post-war history. What was that about Group 47 again? Did Thomas Brasch actually get the chainsaw out for the Bavarian film awards? Did Ignaz Bubis not have gold teeth after Walser gave his Paulskirchen speech? And who is this Amichai Süß who bought the half of Frankfurt in order to take revenge on the Germans? Let us suppose that Celan’s campaign is victorious, let us suppose that Jewish emancipation has succeed. In the end a glimpse into the future appears, which, like the stars, is also a glimpse into the past.
Performing Rights: Max Czollek
The production premiered during the Radikale Jüdische Kulturtage 2017 (funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa)
Layout first picture: Lutz Oliver Klüppel
Photos © Stefan Loeber