Found in my mother’s basement

  • September 3, 2018
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Another remarkable find from the archeological dig in my mother’s basement — her German family’s book of Hebrew prayers that was published in 1872. My great-grandfather wrote his name on the first page, Maier Westerfeld; the year, 1906; and the name of the town, Stockstadt. My mother remembers her parents stuffing the little book in her suitcase just before she left Germany for America in 1938.