Freie Jüdische Umschau / International
Eine Seite der Nachkommen der Augsburger Gemeinde
My greatgrandparents lived in Munich.
Gerson and Sofie Landmann. They were deported and died in Thersienstadt.
My grandfather moved down to Augsburg where my father was born. The son
of the last Rabbi of Augsburg (Ernst Jacobs) is now your rabbi (Walter
Jacobs). Augsburg and Munich have many things in common and we hope that
our group can help spread tolerance and religious freedom and Judaism
where ever anyone is interested. I know that there is conflicts going on
now between the various forms of Judaism in Germany (Orthodox and
progressive) and since our group has members of every form of Judaism
(including some members who are no longer Jewish). We just hope to keep
alive the memory of the previous Jewish community and hope to be a link
of the past to the future.
Vielen dank und ich werde unsere
Mitglieder wissen wo euere website bleibt. Too bad our parents don't
know how to use computers. When my parents come to visit, I'll show them
your site too.
By the way, in a strange sort of twist
of history. My father left Dachau after his internment on Kristallnacht
and then went to England and then America, and then was drafted in the
US Army and sent back to fight Hitler. His was the first battalion that
entered Munchen at the end of the war. He remembers running and looking
for his grandparents, but they were gone. He was the first American to
step into Augsburg during the same week. I started the group and website
as a present to my father. Hopefully, we all can find some peace in this
world and just live as Jews without all this conflict.
Unfortunately, most of us
speak German like three year olds. That's because we all heard German in
our houses until we left for school and friends, and then English was
spoken. So I would have a hard time getting through your site.