I just finished reading a beautiful article called Revenge, Reconciliation and Responsibility by Professor Kenneth Wald, a political science professor at the University of Florida. Published in the Voices of Conservative Judaism magazine, Professor Wald describes his visit to Grosrohrsdorf in Germany – the town where his grandparents lived before being driven out during the Kristallnact pogrom.
Professor Wald had been invited to Grosrohrsdorf by three townspeople who decided to tell the story of the town under Nazi rule. Wald, whose grandparents perished in the concentration camps, describes his meetings with the sons and daughters of the Nazis and sympathizers, and their reaction to him and his message.
A very insightful article – highly recommended.