“The next morning, I was standing by my gate and waited for the group to came by, and sure enough the group came by, and the leader of the group was my best friend who I played ball with in the empty lot every day. And he saw me standing at the…

“And that particular day we walked to school together two miles. We got to school, got in our seats, and remember I was six years old. The teacher said “Are there any Jews in this class?...Raise your hand.” I raised my hand proudly, and…

“I have a family tree that goes back to 1490, so we lived in Germany a—500 years my family, over 500 years. We were steeped in German culture, European culture: music, art, literature, Goethe, Schiller. Both of my grandparents and my father…