The Associated Press
Published: April 13, 2007

JERUSALEM: By the time Felix Muller was born in Germany, the Holocaust had been over for more than four decades. But that did not erase the 20-year-old’s sense of obligation to the Nazis’ victims.

“As a German, it’s part of my history whether I want it or not,” Muller said.

Last summer, he and nearly two dozen other German volunteers arrived in Israel for a year of service through a group called Ot Hakapara, Hebrew for “Sign of Atonement,” working at libraries, nursing homes and community centers around the country.