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German Mother, Jewish Son

One German mother's extraordinary response to the Holocaust.

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Visitor Comments: 35

(33) Saul Pillai, February 20, 2012 3:52 AM

wow !!!

Truly touching... especially the last part of "giving back a few precious"... Thank you for sharing... I wish you and your family peace...

(32) Susan Gammon, February 22, 2009 10:22 AM

Very Touching!

You are making a difference in our world! Your path in life proves that very different people can live in harmony, & it also proves that just one person can achieve lasting good changes. I am very touched by your love of family & humanity.

(31) Heidi, February 21, 2009 7:17 PM


I think this is a wonderful story of the Grace of God in our lives, despite the brokenness of our world. Thank you for telling this story...we need more like it in a world torn by war and terror and hatred. Love really does cover a multitude of wrongs.

(30) Peter, February 20, 2009 3:51 PM

An antidote to bigotry

Omannette, you have told a wonderfully moving story of growing up in the aftermath of horror - an odyssey of your travels across time and within different cultures and religions. Through your love for your family, and guided by a deep moral consciousness from your earliest days, you have made your way along ancient footpaths of the mind and heart. You have shown that humankind, in spite of many collective hatreds and repeated atrocities, is one.

(29) Omannette, February 20, 2009 9:34 AM

response to Max

Max,I understand your fear and perplexity and respect it.However, I think my life story proves that intermarriage can also lead to something very different, something positive for every one involved rather than just to the Final Solution of the 21st century, an expression that sends shivers down my spine, and not just mine.

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