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An officer and a gentleman – and a historian

My cousin’s son Noam Corb is something of a legend in our family. This young man, only 21 years old, and a combat officer in the IDF, has become a not-so-amateur historian and researcher of the Shoah. He got the … 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: 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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Roots trip to Germany

Tomorrow morning (Sunday) I am setting out, together with my husband, brother and sister-in-law, on a “roots” trip to Germany.  I am feeling rather ambivalent about the whole trip as I always swore to myself that I would never set … Continue reading

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