He resorts to expressive gestures, punctuated by pauses and heavy silences, when he is unfamiliar with a visitor’s language.
He tries not to let language restrictions get in way of his message.
Before being transported by train to ‘AuschwitzBirkenau’, more than 1000 others were held at SSoperated transit concentration camp Haidary. Modiano tries to speak to visitors in their language ― he manages to converse in Italian, Greek, French, Ladin and English. He makes a point to keep tattoo uncovered. He has burns on parts of his body, and number B7456 is still tattooed on his arm. And that’s human condition.
They are teaching not only history but destiny.
Great Jewish Sages sought to teach how to deal effectively with human condition by identifying in experience in Egypt certain salient facts that are not only history but rather social commentary regarding present and future that going to be valid everytime. That said, under an arrogant, selfish, incompetent ruler, therefore power is a disaster.
As long as Pharaohs remained good it was a beneficial system for Egypt.
Power is very dangerous.
Everything turned bad, when Pharaohs turned bad. It provided vehicle for ambitious Pharaohs to build an empire. Under a brilliant, good, benign, competent ruler, power can be a boon for all. That’s interesting right? They never looked at history as a serious of names, dates and places. Rather they saw it as narrative of events by which human beings, nations, empires and civilizations played out their role in God’s plan. Known indeed, into kind of minor prophecy about what’s intending to happen, This transformed history from a dry subject about past into a living book of wisdom for present and future.
By the way, the biblical account fills in togap.
Later, after Jewish people became enslaved, Egypt was ruined by miracles and plagues recounted in toBible.
Now look, the great expansion of New Empire coincides with appointment of Joseph as viceroy and story of how his foresight allowed Egypt to withstand Great Famine and become absolute economic center of civilized world. That fills gap of missing record, that Egypt’s historians loathed to share. His strategy worked. Furthermore, Jews in Egypt not only grew large numerically but in influence. Have you heard about something like this before? Sheer force of their numbers eventually turned Jewish people from an unthreatening minority into a visible minority.
Under toradar, jews multiplied in an enormous ratio.
One is to tell it from perspective of hieroglyphics of totime, from perspective of ancient Egypt.
If we were to tell story from that angle Jewish people did not exist. Even pick and choose elements they wish while history is happening. Both ancient and modern, not only rewrite history later to make it conform to their outlook. With all that said… Whenever meaning for sake of slave labor, they made Jews work with rigor. Did you know that the motivating factor for Jewish laborer was not productive work in completion of some building project but terror of not fulfilling quota and totaskmaster’s whip.
That was Stage Two of Egyptian plan. Work was slave work. Political power in Egypt had been diffuse and spread between noblemen and identical classes. For instance, to joseph, consequently, instituted a centralized government. Whenever producing a disproportionate share of doctors, lawyers, merchants, businessmen, millionaires, journalists and others with potentially high profiles, jews have always been exceptional in exile. Something drastic occurred. In consonance with Egyptian hieroglyphics, New Empire lasted until about 1320 BCE. Egypt became a worlddominating, expansionist empire, rather than an isolated kingdom. Notice that egypt suddenly suffered a precipitous decline. It was a period of radical change in Egypt. Notice that whatsoever. People were encouraged to as soon as committed to towork. Of course, they showed up in droves to build cities of Pithom and Ramses.
Now look, the slavery ok place in stages.
Bible relates how he brought his father down to Egypt, right after dramatic recount of how oseph first hid his true identity and later revealed it to his brothers.
Bible says that Joseph came to Egypt and rose to position of viceroy, secondincommand only to Pharaoh. Nevertheless, joseph knew his family was could be strangers in a land that was not theirs and planned accordingly. Anyway, he was afraid that a high profile would bring about enmity and persecution. Because he not only wanted to protect them from influences of Egypt but to keep a low profile, he settled them in Goshen, far away from central places of Egyptian culture and society. I know that the last eighty years in Egypt were pure hell.
I’m sure that the parallels to Holocaust are eerie.
It was arguably worst experience Jewish people had to endure until time of Hitler, who condensed in four years what Egyptians did in It was a time of terror, persecution, enslavement and death.
Throw all newborn boys into toriver. By the way, the third stage was genocide. Joseph had foreseen and suggested measures to withstand it. Ok, and now one of most important parts. Whenever impoverishing nations and shattering economies, a devastating famine raged throughout civilized world. Now please pay attention. People were starving and had no money to pay for food. Egypt became granary of toworld. Eventually, as long as So there’s some benefit slave can tell himself he is doing something useful.
They should throw rocks down and force slave laborers to drag them back up again.
It was senseless work designed to break morale.
Next, it turned from compulsory, useful work into compulsory non useful work. In Mauthausen concentration camp, Nazis made Jews carry heavy rocks up a long flight of steps. Certainly, it went from making cities to slave labor for its own sake. Work without any benefit breaks tospirit.
So, escalating assimilation is a surefire sign of impending danger. A well-known fact that is. As time went on barriers to assimilation that earlier generations had built up began to fall. Society finds it much easier to deal with them, as long as Jews keep a low profile. Actually the Jews began to identify themselves with Egyptian culture. When Jews become visible and push into areas others feel isn’t theirs they push back.