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...
Poisoned Apples

Poisoned Apples

Photo by Wandaline Joassin After the flood, Gemünd, Eifel. Dieter looks down from the upstairs window, he  sees us in the street below, standing around the Stolperstein in front of the house next door.  We are filming. He comes down and hands George and I an envelope...