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Wed, 20 May 1992 11:24:23 -0500
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Gabi Kreutzner writes:
> I hope this goes to Screen-L. Well, one more word (or two) to
> Marlene's funeral and Soeren's view that what happened wasn't
> "too serious" after all.
Gabi, thank you for your opinion on this (honestly).
The " wasn't too serious" refered to a quoted comment from
Christan Taube.
> Of course, it depends on one's concept of what's serious.
> For me it is "serious" business that a public figure like
> Marlene Dietrich is re-inscribed into these nationalistic
> sentiments that we (? at least I) thought were something
> of the past or, better, were finally closed by the 1960ies
> at the latest. I take all of this as "signs of the time",
> so to speak. I agree with Cal Pryluck that the similarities
Agreed. It's serious. Where do you live? Unfortunately, I have not
read too much about Marlene Dietrich and her life in respect to
all you mention in your letter. Nazi propaganda at the funeral site
in Berlin-Schoeneberg in 1992 makes me very sad.
Soeren Detering					[log in to unmask]
Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany