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Remembering the Holocaust victims
Thursday, May 18, 2006

Editor’s note: The following is a tribute by resident Fran Detweiler to mothers. It was read at a YomHaShoah temple service last week.
Shabbat Shalom. My name is Fran Detweiler
Both of my parents grew up in Germany. However they knew very different lives. My father, Horace Peck, an only child, lived in a large apartment in a beautiful section of Berlin. He likes to remind me to this day that only a few blocks away lived Albert Einstein.
My mother, on the other hand, grew up one of four children in an Orthodox family in Gera, a small town situated in eastern Germany. Though poor, she enjoyed a very loving family life as well, but when the war broke out all of that changed.