"We were raised and brought up not as German Jews, but as Jewish Germans."
“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 fought for Germany in World War One. My grandfather was a doctor; he was—became a first field-grade officer in the German army. Jewish. In World War One. My father was a front soldier in the front lines. We were raised and brought up not as German Jews, but as Jewish Germans. A big difference.”