This book gives a voice to the descendants of Jewish Holocaust survivors who have chosen to restore their German citizenship. Dena, a New Hampshire retiree, feels at home in Germany the moment the vineyards across the Rhine come into her view. Maya, a journalist for Deutsche Welle, pursued German citizenship to boost her career in Berlin. And Yermi, an Israeli writer, has a response for people who question his decision to live in the country that murdered his relatives. They each have different reasons for doing so, but they all reclaimed something that was taken from their families.
Donna Swarthout (editor), A Place They Called Home: Reclaiming Citizenship. Stories of a New Jewish Return to Germany, Berlinica Publishing, 2018.