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Fuck You Hitler: Mein Kampf Exhibit at the CJM $5

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A Jew after my own heart, Linda Ellia has made an art of defacing relics of Nazism.  In 2005 Ellia came across a French translation of Hitler’s infamous memoir Mein Kampf (which means 'œOur Struggle' in English).  Holding the thick manifesto in her hands, she felt an immediate visceral response of horror.  So, after taking her anger out on about 30 of the pages herself, Ellia invited hundreds of artists, musicians, writers, Holocaust victims, poets, students, filmmakers, and some random Jews to deface (i.e. make art of) the rest of the book.  The results were compiled into a book and, now, a museum exhibit.  'œOur Struggle: Responding to Mein Kampf' begins on February 11th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, which will be exhibiting 600 of the altered pages.

And if you go on a Thursday after 5pm, it only costs $5 bucks to get in!

Our Struggle: Responding to Mein Kampf
February 11th-June 15th
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St. btwn 3rd & 4th
$5 after 5pm on Thursdays

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