One by One Deutschland

Healing Holocaust Scars

Nazis and descendants, survivors and their children work for understanding

Nick Grabbe in: Daily Hampshire Gazette, 16.4.2005

When Martina Emme was growing up in Germany in the 1960s, she felt she wasn't allowed to ask questions about World War II.

The granddaughter of a Nazi soldier, she now helps heal lingering wounds of war through conversation with the descendants of Holocaust survivors. Five members of her group, called One by One, were at the University of Massachusetts this week. (…)

The visit to UMass was sponsored by the Office of Jewish Affairs, which marks its 10th anniversary this month. One by One has lessons to teach about conflict resolution on campus, said director Larry Goldbaum.

“It provides a powerful model of how former adversaries can move beyond their hatred and find reconciliation, and in this case, even friendship and healing,” he said. (…)

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