Recovering the Past: Audio Interviews

Recently, I uncovered a collection of DVDs. Originally thought to be a stack of blank discs, together with my computer helper – Tyler – we realized that these discs in fact contained a treasure trove of photos, video, and audio recordings from a trip to Germany I took with my son Seth back in 2008. I wrote about that trip here, and that blog now includes a lot of the photos recovered from these DVDs.

Alongside those photos were a collection of audio interviews I conducted with various Germans regarding history, the Shoah, my family, and the Jewish people of Germany–now only a memory or a page in the history book. I’d like to share these stories with you, not only to share some of my own history, but to add to the tapestry of memory.

– An interview with Inge Wimmer, a historian from the Schoen family’s hometown of Vacha
– Another interview with a historian from Vacha, Günter Hermes
– Stories from Doris Schnittert, whose family’s relationship with my mother’s family, the Sternbergs, goes back generations.
– A Conversation with a Teacher from Herzfeld, regarding education and history

To view these interviews alongside some earlier audio recordings of conversations with my family, visit the new (and growing) Audio Interviews page. Thank you.

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