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Let´s get through it!

"Thanks" to COVID 19 I have the opportunity to organize my photo database at the moment.
While looking through them I discovered the photos of my visit to Berlin in 2019.

Among them is the photo series of the Bendlerblock, the Holocaust Memorial and some more.

Bendlerblock, access Landwehkanal in Berlin
Bendlerblock, access Landwehkanal, Berlin, 2019 (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Memorial plaque in the courtyard of the Bendlerbloch in Berlin with the names of the officers shot in the night of the 1944-07-20 (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Memorial plaque, Bendlerbolck, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at

In the middle of Berlin, between Tiergarten and Landwehrkanal, is this historically important place. On 1944-07-20 brave men around Oberts Graf von Stauffenberg attempted to liquidate Hitler and overthrow the Nazi regime. This attempt was carried out from this special location. Unfortunately, however, the coup failed.

Many courageous people lost their lives until 1945 in the effort to stand up to this reign of terror.

10 months later this nightmare was over.

Entrance to the Bendlerblock (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Bendlerblock, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Bronze figure "Young man with bound hands" in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock  (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Bronze figure "Young man with bound hands", Bendlerblock, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Memorial plaque, Bendlerbolck, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Memorial plaque, Bendlerbolck, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at

What was left was devastation, destruction, hunger and uncertainty about what would happen next. Fear of the future, hopelessness, anger, sadness - all these feelings dominated the population at that time.

On 2020-05-08 we are going to celebrate a great anniversary: 75 years of the end of World War II and the Nazi dictatorship.

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (c) www. strobgalerie.at
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (c) www. strobgalerie.at

Why should all of this be important? Especially in a time like the current one?

I believe that it is especially important in days like these that we hold up positive things and lift ourselves up on great events.

Remains of the former Gestapo headquarters in Berlin and the "Berlin Wall", Niederkirchnerstrasse, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Remains of the former Gestapo headquarters in Berlin and the "Berlin Wall", Niederkirchnerstrasse, Berlin (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Berlin-Grunewald railway station, "Gleis 17" (c) www.strobgalerie.at
Berlin-Grunewald railway station, "Gleis 17" (c) www.strobgalerie.at

I am also - like countless other companies all over the world - currently in a very economic tense situation. Let's be honest: nobody in the world needs my works of art to survive. They are already delighting an increasing number of people worldwide. And that´s wonderful!

But of course I also have to fight for my economic survival.

How will things continue economically? Can I keep my gallery? Probably for the next 18 months - until we return to normality.

Well, I don't have the answers to those questions. Not yet. But I do know one thing: that many more people have achieved THEIR "resurrection" under much more difficult circumstances and greater privations than I experience today.

And this thought encourages me!

Things are always going up again - and this time is no exception.

The entrance to the famous Bendlerblock in Berlin
"Things are always going up again", Bendlerblock, Berlin, 2019 (c) www.strobgalerie.at

In this spirit:

Chin up & let´s get through it!

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