Welcome to Germany and more

Berlin Brandenburger Tor

Dear Friends,

welcome to my blog! I am looking forward to writing this blog in english. This is my favorite language since I was 4 years old.  My mother didn’t like my ambitions at all and urged me to learn French since France was only a few miles away. I was born in Freiburg im Breisgau in the seventies and loved the frequent excursions to the lakes in the Black Forest.

I had a grandfather and I loved him very much. To be exact, he was the only one in my family who treated me well. He also was a faithful Nazi and was once responsible for the right attitude and behaviour of the neighborhood. He fought in Russia and was imprisoned in Russia for many years.

My mother told me time and again that Hitler would have loved my physical appearance and he would have been proud of me. At school we saw some horrifying movies about the holocaust and we were left alone with those pictures then. A lot of the former Nazis lived around me while I was growing up and a dark cloud was always present. It was not allowed to talk about the third reich and nobody had the courage to ask questions.

In my twenties I was busy to deal with my addictions anyway. Meanwhile I became a christian and my life changed completely. One of the most amazing things that happened was the deep and growing love for Israel and the jews.

After years of struggeling with my own life I started to be interested in the world around me and in history. That’s how the journey began.

Writing a blog is a new thing for me. Please forgive me if the website is not perfect, hopefully it will grow as I learn more about it.

Please feel free to post your stories, comments and suggestions here, I’ll be excited to read them all.


Claudia (Germany)