Guns and Roses

Guns and Roses

Stolperstein for my parents, July 1, 2013. Gemünd, Germany | Photo by Thomas Cogdell Writing a blog, trying to unravel tangled thoughts. I am a German/Jewish Holocaust survivor whose parents perished in Poland, sitting at home in Arizona,  on a cool January day,...
I Stand Amazed…

I Stand Amazed…

Opening Day Ceremony, Arizona House of Representatives | Photographer: Ryan Thurman How did I come to stand before the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix, on January 9, 2023? And why am I amazed? Michael Hunter a good friend, of many years, is Chief of Staff...
Hid From Our Eyes

Hid From Our Eyes

Filming a documentary… What did I miss, what remained unseen during those intense days filming in Germany, October 2 -15, 2022. Why were we drawn to  particular places, why did we try to make connections between past and present? What made new Instagram friends...
A Tale of Three Synagogue

A Tale of Three Synagogue

“Yad”, pointer for reading the Torah in the synagogue | A gift from Detlef Wurst | Origin: Poland October 2 – 16, 2022  a team is filming the German part of my story, each day we are surprised by  unexpected encounters with people  and places. Sorting through my...
A Garland for Ashes

A Garland for Ashes

The white rose  Sabine brought when we met at the Guldenthal Synagogue A Mourner’s Kaddish in Three Sacred Places Rzuchowski Forest, Poland It is raining on  Monday May 3rd 2010 and together with nine others, a minyan for prayer according to Jewish custom, we say...