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Berlin, Reparations, and The Holocaust

Berlin, Reparations, and The Holocaust

On the streets of Berlin. “Stumble Stones” mark the places some Jews lived or worked before they were killed by Nazi’s during World War II.

On the streets of Berlin. “Stumble Stones” mark the places some Jews lived or worked before they were killed by Nazi’s during World War II.

Today’s episode is a live studio recording. I’ve invited my husband Enroue Halfkenny in to talk with me about my recent trip to Berlin. Enroue is a clinical social worker, Babalawo, and child of Black panther party and communist party activists. His knowledge of history, systems of oppression, healing work, and of course his close knowledge of me and my family are invaluable to me in having this conversation. 

I went to Berlin last week, at the invitation of a German organization called Bildungswerk that does Holocaust education and reparations work, which in part is connected to Sobibor, the Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, that my grandparents, Selma and Chaim Engel escaped from in October 1943. I’ve recorded a few stories related to this over the past couple years, which you can check out.

A more detailed write-up of this trip and episode to come shortly…

The Food Squad - Fall Edition 2019

The Food Squad - Fall Edition 2019

Sourdough Geek Out

Sourdough Geek Out