By: Azad Karimi
At the age of 21 I started to work in the oldest porcelain manufacture a dream of mine, from childhood days, i dreamed this for over 20 years.
German Painter Søren Zschocke
By Azad Karimi
When I saw this clip I remembered many painful things.
Over the years, the Syrian regimes have tried to destroy them by discriminating against the Kurds. Many Kurds never received official Syrian citizenship, meaning the Syrian government did not recognize them. The crimes of the Syrian government against the Kurds are very insane and horrible.
On 13 November 1960, the Syrian Ba'athist government burned down a cinema in the city of Amude, killing scores of innocent 200 kids who had gone to see the film.
The dreaded Syrian regime tried its best to destroy this nation. Persecution, imprisonment, torture, execution, and assassination were common methods of this very dangerous system.
I have heard many stories of inhumane acts of torture by various Syrian regimes. Violence is an integral part of the Syrian government. Their excuse for suppressing the Kurds in Syria was that they are saboteurs and foreigners!
I heard from some Lebanese friends that when the Syrian army occupied parts of Lebanon, the Syrian soldiers were committing ugly and violent acts, including rape. In the recent civil war, probably you know better than I do what the Syrian Ba'athist regime, led by Bashar al-Assad, did to its own people.
In addition to methods of physically eliminating the Kurds, the Ba'athist regime in Syria, like its Iraqi, Iranian, and Turkish comrades, pursued a policy of cultural assimilation.
With all due respect to all the neighbouring nations of the Kurds and the land of Kurdistan, I have a question:
What does the culture of the four neighboring nations of the Kurds have to offer to the Kurds so that the Kurds eagerly take it and leave their (The Kurdish) cultural elements and forget?
You ridicule the Kurdish costumes, dances, traditions, religions and beliefs, music, culture, and style of the Kurdish people, what did you add to the cultural burden of the world in the 20th and 21st centuries and what did you give to the Persian, Turkish and Arab people?
I am referring to the millions of Iranian, Turkish, Syrian, and Iraqi immigrants scattered around the world. What developed countries are: Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria! Their industry is refugee exports to the West!
Of course, among these millions of immigrants, there are many spies, terrorists, and religious radicals who have come to turn the world into the paradises of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria! And They claim what ungrateful people the Kurds are who do not appreciate these four countries! LoL!Why should we be grateful to these countries that can not even be useful to their own people?
In old times, the Kurds showed their misery by pouring dust on their heads and they have an interesting proverb that says:
If you pour the soil of misery on your head, take it from a large mass and pour it on your head, not from a small mass!
I mean, I wish that a progressive and civilized country occupied Kurdistan at least had a more advanced culture from which the Kurds learned good things!
During the Ba'athist regime in Iraq, the policy of apartheid in Kurdistan with the formation of the Jash army was common.
The Jashs were Kurdish forces dressed in Kurdish uniforms but were recruited by the central government to go to war with Kurdish partisans. I will write about Jash and Jashism history and philosophy later but in Kurdistan in Iraq in Sddam’s period between 1979-1990 had Jashs a infinity power against civil and partisans but they were a weak and dirty mouse against a simple Iraqi Arab soldier.
One day an Arab commander in the Irbil or Sulaimaniyah got a hidden report that a team of Kurdish partisans has entered the area. He immediately sent a Jash commander with a number of Jashs to fight the partisans. The war began and ended, and an Iraqi officer went to the same senior army commander in Kurdistan-Iraq to report to him. The commander asked the reporting officer: What's up?
He replied: The saboteurs were defeated and some of them were killed! The commander said happily: Zen!(Good)...Very well!
The officer added: Of course, the commander of the Jash army was killed and many Jashs were killed!
The commander replied: Zen!(Good)...very good!
The reporting officer answers: Sir! They are our people, why do you say it is good to kill them? The commander says: In any case, they are Kurds and foreigners! We do not trust them and we are happy in their death.
I would like to write more about this, but I would prefer to invite you to interview me and Søren.
I wish my dear friend Søren the best.God Bless Søren and his husband.
1- Please present yourself (name, education, civil status and ...)
.My name is Søren Zschocke, I am married to my husband, I have a degree for china designer
2- What is your artistic specialization?
.At the moment, and that can change, I draw with ink and self-made drawing pens. I also create porcelain objects. But it also happens that I help people, theirs to repair broken china or figurines.
3- When and how did you get interested in this field of art?
.I was five or six when I discovered brushes and pencils, and I've had them ever since no longer put down.
4- Who was your motivator?
. My teachers and educators, my mother, my grandmother, my ambition.
5- How did your parents react?
.Very different, my mother motivated me. I think my father couldn't do anything to begin with my interest in art. They both no longer live. Maybe they have internet, where you are now. Greetings!
6- When did you start as a professional artist-painter?
.At the age of 21 I started to work in the oldest porcelain manufacture a dream of mine, from childhood days, i dreamed this for over 20 years.
7- Are you grateful and happy for your activities as an artist?
.Yes! I am. It makes me happy and lets me survive and make the whole world pain bear.
8- How do you see the view of art, painting and the future of culture? .Culture, art, painting ... is and remains life-sustaining and important for everyone!
9-Why do some images become immortal?
.Because they take away pain and finiteness from people. We all have to die, these pictures connect us with our ancestors; that comforts us!
10- Can you be part of the artistic-cultural movement for motivation in youth or become the new generation in your country and so on?
.Once a year, I teach children from unprivileged families the art of patience, expresses yourself with porcelain or ceramics.
11- How can you help our world become a better place to live?
.By creating beautiful things that open people's hearts and by making them shine, smile, be amazed, be happy.
12- Do you have any more words or suggestions for our readers?
."Be the reason ... why others believe in the good in people again! Instagram: studiozschocke