Abstract

This revised version of the author's NCPH presidential address explores Holocaust memory and Germany as a travelogue, a meditation, an exploration of family, and a critical inquiry. It chronicles the trip that the author and his daughter made to Germany in 2011 to participate in Heidelberg's program for its former Jewish citizens, as well as visits to Munich and Berlin. The article pays special attention to the phenomenon of Stolpersteine or stumbling stones in the cultural landscape of Holocaust memory. It is a follow-up to the author's 2002 essay in The Public Historian, “Holocaust Memory and Heidelberg,” which documents his visit to the Heidelberg program in 2001 with his mother.

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