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    Going back to Germany!

    Two years ago we went back to Germany with my Dad. The tiny town of Furstenau had invited my father back as the last living survivor of the Holocaust.

    This year the town is putting up a memorial at the spot where the Jewish people were deported. It will be a bronze bas relief done by a young lady from the town. And there will be a bronze plaque with a list of all the people deported. They've invited us back for the ceremony, and more of my family are going. We are very moved that not only they want to put this up, but that they are doing it while my father is still alive.

    Our A45s and Sidekicks are going to get more use.

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    That is wonderful, touching and so important! It is always painful to be confronted with that part of our history but it is so important that we don't stop trying to understand what happened and how it happened. I am really thankful that your Dad is coming back to Germany to bear witness of his experiences. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Two years ago we went back to Germany with my Dad. The tiny town of Furstenau had invited my father back as the last living survivor of the Holocaust.

    This year the town is putting up a memorial at the spot where the Jewish people were deported. It will be a bronze bas relief done by a young lady from the town. And there will be a bronze plaque with a list of all the people deported. They've invited us back for the ceremony, and more of my family are going. We are very moved that not only they want to put this up, but that they are doing it while my father is still alive.

    Our A45s and Sidekicks are going to get more use.
    That's wonderful! I am so glad to hear this; I remember your posts about the previous trip well. Speaking of...

    Here's a link to the thread in which BWeaves described the original trip to Germany. And here's a link to some later posts in that thread with links to media coverage around their visit.
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    This is so beautiful. I had to stop reading for a moment for my eyes to clear. Please, give your Dad a hug from me, no one in my grandmothers or grandfathers family made it out of the holocaust, my grandmother passed away last year at 98 still missing her aunts, uncles, and cousins. We donít even have any pictures of them.


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    I sympathize. My father had very few photos. The gentleman in Germany who has been researching dad's family has just sent us photos of great, great grandparents and relatives and a family tree he put together. He knows more about our family than we do. When we were there two years ago, someone in town had put together a photo album for Dad. It reminded me a bit of Harry Potter getting his magic photo album from Hagrid. Dad and I went through it and I wrote down next to the photos everything Dad remembered about who was in the photo, or who lived in each house.

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    Greetings,
    This is lovely. It is heartwarming to hear about the photo albums. elisa

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    So glad to hear the news! Keep us all posted, and have a great rip. Memory work like this is so important.

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    That was two years ago already?? I remember your posts about the trip as though it were just a few months ago; I enjoyed reading your posts and I found them very moving. It's great that they've invited your family back for this!

    Edited to add: oh, I see it feels to me like it was just a few months ago because that's when I saw the posts! I had somehow missed them at first, and read them last summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Two years ago we went back to Germany with my Dad. The tiny town of Furstenau had invited my father back as the last living survivor of the Holocaust.

    This year the town is putting up a memorial at the spot where the Jewish people were deported. It will be a bronze bas relief done by a young lady from the town. And there will be a bronze plaque with a list of all the people deported. They've invited us back for the ceremony, and more of my family are going. We are very moved that not only they want to put this up, but that they are doing it while my father is still alive.

    Our A45s and Sidekicks are going to get more use.
    Wow. Like everyone else I remember your last trip, how meaningful to get to go back again so soon. Really looking forward to reading about it. Good luck and smooth travels.

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