In My Own Write: Yekke par excellence

Posted on August 3, 2010

I’ve always thought of Devorah (Gertrude) Jerichower as a true yekke. Born in Hamburg, she was sent to England in 1938 with her elder brother on the second Kindertransport, her parents perished in Auschwitz. There are others like Devorah, indomitable, motivated, proud Jews and human beings. Their lives have lessons to teach about purpose, courage and endurance in an era when too many are confused, rudderless and weak. We can, if we choose, learn them.

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