A GERMAN ARTIST LADY AT THE GERMAN PAVILION IN PARIS IN 1937 – FEW DAYS WITH ART GROUP IN BERLIN LED BY MANUELLA HARTUNG

A GERMAN ARTIST LADY AT THE GERMAN PAVILION IN PARIS IN 1937
FEW DAYS WITH ART GROUP IN BERLIN LED BY MANUELLA HARTUNG
Strandbad Wannsee Beach Berlin 1907

Berlin is far away from the sea, but the Germans made up this loss by making artificial beaches in the city. Perhaps the oldest one is the Strandbad-Wannsee beach in Berlin made in 1907. Some are very near the Berlin wall itself. We find a photograph of a German lady in one such beach, possibly this very one. The number of pebbles declare the beach to be artificial and man made for particular requirements. The lady on the beach is unknown but could very well be Ms Manuela C Didier Hartung, companion of M.A. Rahman Chughtai in Berlin on 27th June, 1937.

Possibly Ms Manuela Hartung Berlin

We know that Hartung is an important German name. We find the well known Fritz Hartung, the historian in that time period. Also we know of the famous artist Hans Hartung also in Berlin at that time. Manuela could be related to any of them or even more. But we hear of so many artists in Berlin at that period. Two sons of Paul Gaugain, Emil and Jean Gaugain were in the city as well as a Jewish artist who was scribbling political messages on panes of show cases during the night. One thing Chughtai does tells us is that a group of German artists, poets and intellectuals had assembled in Berlin to welcome him and some of them wrote poems on him (probably lost). June was also an important month for William Lyon Mackenzie, Prime Minster of Canada was also visiting at Adlon Hotel. The famous American journalist Ms Ruth Hamilton was also there with her own questions. Berlin was center of attraction for many. The passport of Chughtai tells us that he entered Germany on 24th June, 1937, a police report on 25th June, and it ends with 3rd July, 1937, when he exits Germany. The dates may be deceptive but the same are documented in  the passport.

27th JUNE 1937 tribute to CHUGHTAI ARTIST in Berlin

We know of  number of Germans befriending M.A. Rahman Chughtai. Foremost Elza Huiffner, Hannah Huiffner, Agnes Werner, but we have no first hand account of Manuela, for reasons unknown. The autobiography of Chughtai is full of many details, and there could be a reason for same. The name may be sensitive in nature to those times as Chughtai was a British subject. And by this time he was titled too with the title of Khan Bahadur. So there may be political reasons for same. Our job is to record history and we do it well.

German Pavillion Paris show 1937
P.S.

With due thanks to Elizbeth Chughtai for this valuable translation:

An Rahman Chughtai

You son of Lahore

Tanned in saturated colour

With the far eastern sun –

With the beam of the sun

You came

Warming me – to meet me

In the cold occident.

What separates both of us…?

Nothing!! With the same thinking

You are feeling…

Like I do.., the bosom of nature—

And its wonders.

We feel the same… both of us…!

And when you leave,

My friend,

Many thousand miles—

Till eternity will stay with me

The beauty of your soul…!

Dedication to R. Ch. Lahore – India

– In sincere friendship –

by

Manuela C. Didier Hartung

Berlin N.4, 27. Juni 1937

N 4 is the Post Office address in Berlin and that Post Office is still there, and it started in those times.

Manuela address Post Office N4

SELF INDICTMENT HAS BECOME A HABIT OF CERTAIN KIND OF PAKISTANIS – DEMONIZING OURSELVES NEEDLESSLY AS PART OF MASSIVE PROPAGANDA

SELF INDICTMENT HAS BECOME A HABIT OF CERTAIN KIND OF PAKISTANIS
DEMONIZING OURSELVES NEEDLESSLY AS PART OF MASSIVE PROPAGANDA
Pakistani flag

Follow the trail of many out spoken people in Pakistan, and it makes you wonder as to the reasons of indicting the nation on every issue. Well one may ask simple question: Which nation is perfect at the moment? There are slavish followers of demoralizing foreign lobbies. Has India progressed in any way with passing decades? Is the present people in power there have any minute sense of idealism. Western lobbies are going up the ladder or following barren to the ground. Zionist lobbies are talking of the return of epitome evil and erasing at least three fourth population of the world, to indulge in sin and riot. Do we not believe that the Judeo-Christian-Muslim moral values are essentially the same, and we can co-exist in peace? War mongering everywhere, when Islam even in its definition talks of PEACE. Know thyself is a Socratic ideal and surely we too believe in it. But what can habitual alcoholics tell us! Nothing. Disparaging all our efforts and not talking about the massive campaigns in last 72 years to undo us. And the strength of our national resolve, that those who predicted our down fall within months and years, see us getting stronger and stronger every year. If we were not strong, we would have been obliterated long ago.  Our strength comes from Divine. It cannot  be undone by mischievous elements.

Media can only brainwash a segment of our society. The main population is under attack from Mullah indoctrination. The Secular from fairy tales of Sin cities. The Quranic revolution stands to be retarded, for as long as the people hold on to the Quran, no one can undo them in any way. So next time someone questions our morality and sense of right and wrong and intellectualism, ask the person his or her ideal nation. It is not even there in the books. Idealism is a pursuit and in Allah’s path, we find it, sooner or  later. And it is the promise of Allah to all of us, that every action will be rewarded or punished accordingly. We pursue Idealism here, we pursue Idealism in the next dimension.

A SYMPOSIUM OF NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION BUREAU 1961 – INTELLECTUALS OF PAKISTAN GUIDING NATION ON CHARACTER

A SYMPOSIUM OF NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION BUREAU 1961
INTELLECTUALS OF PAKISTAN GUIDING NATION ON CHARACTER
Dr Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi

A simple comparison between intellectuals of the early period of Pakistan shows us the vulgar characteristics of so called know everything people of today. Those were dedicated people, dedicated to Islam and dedicated to Pakistan. And carried brains within framework of Islamic morality. And they were not few, they were many. Today people of those standards are very rare indeed. East Pakistan was represented by the kind Dewan Mohammed Azhraf and gracious Mrs Akhtar Imam, both from Dacca. Enlightening us about building up the National Character of Pakistan. Well done you people! We will keep your message alive.

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