Category Archives: Travel

Opening Christ’s Tomb

I found this several weeks ago and have been waiting to post it. When I was in Jerusalem in June, I went multiple times to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is such an inspiring and interesting place on … Continue reading

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Next Year in Jerusalem!

I have been back one week from a quick research trip to Jerusalem. I was able to see documents at Yad Vashem, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People and the Central Zionist Archives. Everywhere I was … Continue reading

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A very enjoyable time in Berlin

My days in Berlin follow a regular pattern. Huge Frühstück; long walk; museum; small lunch; more walking, museums and bookstores; a half chicken for supper; a long final stroll capped off by a large cafe latte at the corner Starbucks. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A beautiful, crisp Sunday in Berlin. My goals were in the morning to visit the Bröhan Art Deco museum near Schloss Charlottenburg then go the the German History museum in the PM.  That was the plan. Then across from the … Continue reading

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This calls for a celebration!

What I thought would be quick and probably fruitless visit to the Stadtarchiv in Leer turned out to be neither. Yes, they had a newspaper source that filled a huge gap in my data. More importantly, they have a pile … Continue reading

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A Dismal Day or why so many Germans left for America

Big plans for the archives today. I learned only last week that the publisher that puts out the Ostfriesischer Kurier has bound volumes of their old newspapers. This is great! The papers have never been microfilmed and are held in … Continue reading

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Oldenburg

An East Fresian friend likes to tell how the wind off the North Sea is sometimes so trying the rain comes down sideways and you can barely walk into it. Just like this morning on the way to the Landesbibliothek. … Continue reading

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Nochmals Bonn

A good flight over and back in Bonn for the day and night. I couldn’t check into my hotel until noon, so I wandered. Well, not quite wandered since I always start and end at the same place. (See picture … Continue reading

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