One by One Deutschland

Nazi, Survivor Kin Promote Healing

Gary Band in: Jewish Journal Boston North 8./21.11.2002

Deborah Shelkan Remis of Swampscott and Inge Franken of Berlin are unlikely friends. Remis is a daughter of Holocaust survivors, and Franken’s father was a German army officer during WWII.

But thanks to a group called One by One, which promotes dialogue between descendants of Holocaust survivors and the Third Reich, the two women have developed a friendship over the last seven years; so much so that Franken flew in from Germany for Remis’ daughter’s bat mitzvah this weekend.

The two spoke before an audience of nearly 200 parents and teenagers at Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody on Nov. 4. One by One, a non-profit organization, was created out of a week-long conference on Holocaust reconciliation at Harvard University in 1992.

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