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German woman's letter to man who fled Nazis stirs memories.

Post  Lamplighter on Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:52 am

MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (AP) — Nearly 80 years after he fled Nazi Germany, a letter from a German woman brought memories flooding back to a 92-year-old Jewish New Jersey man. In three neatly printed pages, Doris Schott-Neuse apologized to Peter Hirschmann for how her family acquired his Nuremberg home under the Nazis, expressing her shame and imploring him for forgiveness.

The 46-year-old wrote Hirschmann it was "hardly bearable" to think about how Nazi Germany was for his family before they were able to flee to the U.S. Since receiving the letter earlier this year, the two have been corresponding and Hirschmann, who ended up fighting against the Nazis as a U.S. soldier, was glad to offer his forgiveness.

He wrote Schott-Neuse that she had the option to ignore her past but "instead you confronted it." Photos at link.
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