Tag Archives: Germany

Book Review: White Rose, Black Forest

White Rose, Black Forest Dempsey, Eoin Lake Union Publishing, Seattle, 2018 December, 1943.  A young woman, recently released from a Nazi prison after serving a minor sentence as an accomplice to the White Rose resistance movement, is wandering in a … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 9 – Departure

We ended the trip much as we began it, but in reverse.  This time we left the hotel relatively early, went to the station, and I helped my nieces onto a S-Bahn heading to the Hauptbahnhof where they would board … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 8 – Munich

We started off the next morning with a bit of a bittersweet moment; my oldest niece was departing our tour and catching a train to Amsterdam for the next phase of her journey.  My friend and I took her to … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 7 – The Schwarzwald and Augsburg

Our final morning in the Pfalz was a rather relaxed one. We enjoyed our last visit to the excellent breakfast buffet put on by Weingut Manz, then finished up packing before turning in the keys and bidding Wachenheim and the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 6 – Bad Duerkheim and the Pfaelzer Wald

Since we had gone further afield the day before, our last full day in the Pfalz was focused more on relatively local activities where a bit of rain would be more easily managed.  We started off with another excellent breakfast, … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 5 – Wachenheim an der Weinstrasse and into France

In 1891 a man from Friedelsheim, Germany became a naturalized US citizen in Cleveland, Ohio.  That man was my Great-Great-Grandfather.  Through a relatively convoluted chain of events, in the 1990’s families on both sides of the Atlantic who were wondering … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 4 – Adventures in Transportation

I realized the night before that I hadn’t made reservations for the day’s train journey, but wasn’t overly concerned as I figured that a late morning train on a Monday would not be overly crowded. As we drove to the … Continue reading

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