Times of Israel
There have been news reports recently about two former SS officers in their 90s who have been charged with participating in hundreds of murders at the Stutthof concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
New legal reasoning allows German prosecutors to charge Nazi collaborators even if there is no evidence of specific criminal acts.
I have written a blog piece about complicity during the Third Reich and how it links to Stolen Legacy.
History Author Show
Dean Karayanis, presenter of the History Author Show on iHeart Radio, interviewed me today about “Stolen Legacy.”
The billing says:
This week, our time machine follows one woman’s modern quest to recover property stolen by Nazi Germany. It was only a single theft in the National Socialist State’s vast, systematic plundering of Jewish wealth, but the Wolff family’s story quickly becomes our story, and we find ourselves rooting for justice.
Listen to the podcast here.
“Wir Wollen Raus!” (“We Want Out!”)
The summer edition of B’nai B’rith magazine contains a lengthy article by me on the story of “Stolen Legacy.”
Some interesting points at the end in the Comments section. I have met so many people who say, as one readers does, that their parents wanted nothing to do with their past after the war. That sentiment echoes with me – my mother felt the same way.
“Event had major effect on people.”
That’s how Sergio Carmona, reporting in the Sun Sentinel, described the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s recent presentations in South Florida.
The program, entitled: “Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice,” examined “… the ongoing challenges of restitution and the museum’s resources, including the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database and the International Tracing Service archive, that individuals have used to research the fate of family members and to build legal cases.”
Many in the audience described what they learnt as both “fascinating and meaningful.”
And I am still hoping that someone will eventually contact me to say they once knew Joseph Rosner or his wife Sarah.
Arizona Jewish Post
The organizers of the Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series, offered by the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona, were kind enough to invite me. The event, held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on March 6, was covered by the Arizona Jewish Post with a lovely article.
Korene Charnofsky Cohen, the reporter, accurately captured my summary of what, ultimately, the claim was all about:
“This was more than a quest for justice for mere bricks and mortar, it was to discover and preserve my lost family history,” she said.