An Old Postcard

An old postcard Tiny, blurry photos. Have you ever experienced a Flashback to your own past As you scroll down IG or FB? Petra, a friend from Gemünd, Posted this photo yesterday. The building on the lower left Is my first school. Jewish children were allowed To attend...

Symbols

As I watch swastikas carried through the crowded streets of Charlottesville, VA, USA, on August 12, 2017, another picture comes to mind. I am in my home town, Gemünd (Eifel), Germany. The date is April 29, 1937. The streets are crowded with people. There are...

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Old pictures of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Evoke deep sorrow Yet his tragic story Brings surprising Consolation & wisdom For our world today… His study in Berlin Place of hanging Seeking heroes…. Today, in Germany, Many streets and Public buildings are named...

Charlottesville, Virginia

As a Jew (married to a Virginian gentile), Born in Germany, 11 months before Hitler seized power, How do I respond to the familiar sounds of Fear, hatred, contempt, anger, violence, and death, Echoing in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia? Yesterday, was the...

Thankful to have known Ann Cogdell

Thankful to have known Ann Cogdell. We were together last summer Ann, John, Elizabeth with George and I, revisiting My childhood stories, In Gemünd on Dreibornerstrasse. (Anne in a purple blouse). “Precious in the sight Of the Lord is the Death of His...