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FSC presents at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock IL

Last Thursday, as part of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association Creative Living Series, award-winning author Fern Schumer Chapman captivated the audience with an inspiring presentation. Fern shared the emotional story of her mother, Edith Westerfeld, who painfully fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and journeyed to America as an unaccompanied minor refugee. Fern then described Edith’s …

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Germany’s Stumbling Stones: Remembering Holocaust victims

A friend produced this deeply moving documentary about the “Stolpersteine.”  The Germans are installing these stones in memory of those killed in the Holocaust. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeQOuQvAi8E&feature=youtu.be I just learned that some people in my mother’s town, Stockstadt am Rhein, are hoping to install “Stolpersteine” to memorialize my grandparents. I, too, will go to Germany for the …

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