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My mother’s speech at the Tolerance event

As part of the events during the trip, we had a tolerance event at a church that had been built on the ruins of a synagogue. This was my mother’s speech.   I, Miriam Meisels Griver, returned to Passau (Pocking) … Continue reading

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My mother’s speech at the Memorial Event

In the year 1938, my parents were married in Budapest. Like any other new couple, my parents, Yehuda and Sara Meisels were looking forward to a blessed future not imagining that t e world around them is about to turn … Continue reading

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Trip Diary – Shabbat in Passau

On Friday night in Passau we had the first Shabbat dinner there in many years in the city hall. It’s an interesting place – with the ceiling painted in scenes from which the stories that Wagner gained inspiration from in … Continue reading

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Trip Diary – Day 3 – Pocking, Memorial Event, Beer with the Mayors

Woke up around 7:30 and had breakfast. Began writing this document and transferring photos to the computer. Had a scare when the power caused this computer to make a bad sound and shut down. Left the computer alone, put in … Continue reading

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Various links about the trip

Here are some links that I’ve found about the trip and the memorial: The Mayor of Passau’s speech (German) An article about the Children’s Memorial and my Grandfather’s memorial A fund raising call for building the Children’s Memorial – includes … Continue reading

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Trip Diary – Day Two – Pocking, Bad Griesbach

Pocking and my grandparents’ old house Ami and I (we were sharing a room, as were Mom and Yehudit) woke up around 7:30am, showered, dressed and waited for our mothers, and headed down for breakfast around 9am. At 10:30, with … Continue reading

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Trip Diary – Day One – Munich, Passau, Pocking

Munich Landed at the airport around 7am Munich time, walked from Terminal One to Terminal F which is exclusively for El Al. It seems to be an old original terminal – separated from the rest and guarded more carefully by … Continue reading

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