Confronting My Fear of Kraków

Like so many other baby boomers, my parents did not speak to me of their experiences during World War II when I was a child.  They both had slight German accents, I knew they had left Germany because of Hitler, and I saw the numbers on the arms of so many of their friends.  I … More Confronting My Fear of Kraków

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An Uplifting Yom Kippur

Jewish life in Sulzburg, Germany, began in 1424 when Jews were expelled from the nearby town of Freiburg. It took until 1544 for them to get the government’s permission to build a synagogue and a school. In 1546, Rabbi David Blum, whose writings are preserved in the Hamburg and Oxford libraries, became Sulzburg’s first rabbi. … More An Uplifting Yom Kippur

Starting a Blog!

We are looking forward to our third trip to Germany, and while learning about modern day German culture, we are working with high schools and churches on their quests for more personal insights into what happened during the holocaust. We are also learning about what life was like for ordinary Germans who were not Jewish, … More Starting a Blog!