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Guest Post: Our Roots trip to Germany – How the Stolpersteine project was born

This is a guest post by Heinz-Otto Haag, who together with his wife Heidi was our host in the town of Michelstadt during our recent roots trip to Germany.  The Haags also did extensive research on our behalf to help … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Frankfurt and Fuerth visits, updated

I will repost part of what I posted in my previous post and add more information and photos. Frankfurt On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt where Otto and Heidi Haag (in particular Heidi) had arranged for us a very full … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany – Days 4 and 5, Frankfurt and Fuerth

Days 4 and 5 of our trip to Germany had very full itineraries, were very intense, and very emotional. We felt quite wrung out at the end of each day. On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt, visiting the Jewish Museum, … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Day 3

Our third day in Michelstadt centered less around the Jewish and family aspect, and more on the general history and background of the town. Otto and Heidi took us on a lovely tour of the town, viewing the historical center … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Day 2 continued

Rather than update my previous post I decided to create a new post with more information about the fascinating, intense and emotional day we spent yesterday. Michelstadt Synagogue Going back to our visit to the shul, (which I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Days 1 and 2

Day 1 Our flight to Germany was uneventful (besides my almost getting lost in Frankfurt airport, but getting lost is nothing unusual for me…) and we were met at the airport by a pre-arranged taxi which took us to our … Continue reading

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