Tuesday, September 29, 2009

German is not the prettiest language ever, but it's definately the best when it comes to describing the things that can't really be described. You'll never find a word as haunting and perfect as ausschusskind for example. For those of you who don't speak German, it means discarded child or garbage child, and was introduced during the 1930s when the nazis first started experimenting on mentally disabled children. Life unworthy of life, as they were also called.
Bruno S, an actor who stars in two of my favourite movies, was one of these children. In an article I just stumbled upon he spoke of das loch der vergessenheit, or the hole of forgottenness, another one of these perfect fucking descriptions you just wouldn't find in any other language. Or spoken by any other person really. It says everything I've been trying to shape into words for the past 17 years and never even got close to.

The Article

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