Monday, May 25, 2009
Today we went to the Jewish Museum after class today. It was actually less exciting than I had hoped it would be. All the items were rather small. What made the most difference is that we didn't have a guide and just had to wander around by ourselves and try to figure out the significance of each item.
One of the most fun parts of the day actually came on the bus ride home. I sat next to this old lady and we ended up chit chatting the whole ride. Her name was Autina and she was very sweet. She talked some about her children and grandchildren and the big flowers which she was carrying. It was exhilarating to have a conversation with a random person in German. Back at school I really only use German to talk about books and symbolism. But being here in Vienna and witnessing that the language really is used in daily life and not just for the dissection of Goethe's Faust is truly encouraging.