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Chagall’s Windows in Germany

In Mainz Germany I visited St. Stephen’s Church.  I saw the nine huge gorgeous stained glass windows in this Catholic cathedral created by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall.  Chagall made the windows in the last decade of his life as a contribution to the Jewish-German reconciliation effort.  Chagall himself was forced to flee France after it came under Nazi occupation.  Chagall chose stories from the Old Testament for his windows, stories shared by both Judaism and Christianity.  He hoped that the two faith traditions in Europe could build on their common threads and eventually come to the point where they could reconcile and work together for the common good.

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