Oppressive Architecture

Not far from our office, the heavy-load bearing body – not only a verbal monstrosity – is the last concrete witness of Adolf Hitler’s and Albert Speer’s 1937 plans to convert Berlin into the megalomaniac world capital of “Germania”. Main … Continue reading →

Deportation from Barkhof Highschool

In November 1941 a group of Jewish citizens had to gather in the yard of the highschool Am Barkhof in Bremen for deportation to Minsk. My father’s father, who was teacher at that school, told his students to watch out of … Continue reading →

The first Ride

“Dear Daughter, for your kind letters, which were a great joy for us, we send you this latest picture of our dynasty. Mother has bought the postcard Unter den Linden yesterday. We’ll send you another one tomorrow. Greetings and kisses for … Continue reading →

Family Histories in Photographies

Indeed photographs are only snapshots of a single moment, but they can also tell stories. If you start to discover the past and leaf through the old family albums, you can find many unknown faces, which histories are nearly forgotten. … Continue reading →