“Are you interested in politics?”

 
Marius Stark serving the last days of his military service in Germany on September 11th, 2001. Because of a protocol in the German military, a fellow soldier asked Marius “are you interested in politics?” before taking him to a television to see the news. Later he visited the Düsseldorf train station, where he says he’d never seen so many people silently watching a giant television screen that weren’t watching football.

Storyteller: Marius Starke
Date of Story: 11 September, 2001
Location of Story: Düsseldorf, Germany
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 8 September, 2016