Yesterday was quite exciting for me. I decided to look into the fate of the 7 Jews (of which my grandfather was one) who were named in the documents that Eichmann's office and Speer's office were discussing. This is what I came up with: Broder was sent to Westerbork in February 1944 and then Theresienstadt later … Continue reading Oberländer Overseas
Just a quick post today. Here are a couple of pictures of our meeting last week. You can see how excited we all were to share the pictures and documents we had from the 1940's. Top: Arnoud-Jan showing me some documents he found in the Red Cross archives. Bottom: I'm showing the pictures I pulled … Continue reading A picture tells a thousand words (especially when I don’t have time to write)
Yesterday the State of Connecticut held its 35th Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration. My mother was the keynote speaker. Instead of writing about it, I'll let mom speak for herself. The video of the entire ceremony is a little over an hour. Mom is speaking for about 20 minutes starting at the 32 minute mark. Spoiler alert: … Continue reading Way to Go, Mom!
My mother graciously agreed to tell her story to my son's 7th grade history class at Crossroads Academy. She is a holocaust survivor and her memories cover her war years as a German-Jewish child living in Amsterdam. She was only 5 when the war started. Two years later she returned to my children's school and … Continue reading The Idea is Born