GROSS-GERAU – Tenth grade pupils of the Martin-Buber School received copies of the book Mutterland (Motherland). The set for the whole class was donated by the German Association to Preserve Jewish History and Culture on a project day on inter-religious dialogue.
Mutterland, whose author was named Illinois Author of the Year in 2004 for the work, tells the story of a Jewish girl, born and raised in Stockstadt, who had to emigrate alone to the US at the age of twelve during the Nazi era. Her parents were murdered in concentration camp. The book was written by her daughter, who later visited the old country with her mother. Christel Göttert, who published the book in German, was present when the copies were handed over to pupils.
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Students of Martin-Buber School at Groß-Gerau reading and discussing with Heiner Friedrich (right), the director of the school. The occasion is a donation of books by the German Association to Preserve Jewish History and Culture in the District of Groß-Gerau.
Translated by Gert Krell