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From: "Allan R. Lenhardt" <>
Subject: RE: [GV] Clarification Sally
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 22:22:13 -0600
Please clarify your previous statement. I'm not finding a logic flow here.
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From: Carla Wills-Brandon [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 1:12 PM
Subject: [GV] Clarification Sally
I was using your correspondence with Suzanne as a "positive" example of
acceptance and dialog.
"S. Zitzer" <> wrote:
How interesting to hear from a member of my cohort! I too was a
baby (8 months old) when Pearl Harbor was bombed. My father was
a U.S. Army officer, served during WWII, and then after the war
he was stationed in Germany. We went with him too, and we kids
went to "Dependents Schools" which were provided for the children
of American servicemen and had American teachers. I don't ever
remember experiencing the animosity you did -- we were all kids
in the "same boat" living scattered amongst the German people
but going by schoolbus to American schools. I was there for
grades 2 through 6 which was a total of 4 years (they moved
me up a grade in the middle of one year). I have fond
memories of our years in Germany. We were a close-knit
bunch of kids.
On Sun, 15 Jan 2006, Suzanne wrote:
> When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, I was just a baby. However, by=20
> the time I reached the 4th grade, there was still alot of animosity=20
> towards the German people, and anyone with a German surname (mine was=20
> Heinitz), got called all sorts of names in school. A couple of my=20
> classmates loved to call me "Hitler", or "German butcher". It was not a=
> fun time. They wouldn't allow such things in school today.
> Carla Wills-Brandon wrote:
> Hello Gang,
> I''m in London at the Slave Labour conference at the War Museum. I must=
> say, I'm very disappointed, but not surprised. With all the lectures=20
> from academic types on slave labour, gulags, DPs and the holocaust,=20
> there has not been one word mentioned about our GR folk except the=20
> following from someone from some foundation:
> Anti-Semiticism was very common among Germans in America during WWII.=20
> There is a large population of Germans living in the greater plains=20
> states and a friend of mine is writing about anti-Semitic attitudes in=20
> North Dakota.
> I was saddened to hear such blanket mis-information, but not surprised.=
> I present on Friday morning and will try to rectify this attitude.
> Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D.
> Michael Brandon, Ph.D.
> (281) 338-2992
> "We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a forth dime=
nsion of existence of which we have not dreamed." Big Book pg 25
> "The German is like a willow. No matter which way you bend him, he will a=
lways take root again."
> - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
> Yahoo! Photos =96 Showcase holiday pictures in hardcover
> Photo Books. You design it and we=92ll bind it!
Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D.
Michael Brandon, Ph.D.
"We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a forth
dimension of existence of which we have not dreamed." Big Book pg 25
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