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Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Demant’s home in Huntington Woods

Still Giving

JFS to benefit from the sale of bequeathed Demant home. Debbie Feit Special to the Jewish News When Jewish Family Service learned of philanthropist Margaret Demant’s passing in May, the agency also learned it was the recipient of her final act of generosity; the longtime supporter of JFS had left her home to the local…

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One of the best-known landmarks of Germany, Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of European unity and peace as well as a reminder of a difficult past. The gate stands on the location that, historically, marked the city limits of Berlin and leads to the palace of the Prussian monarchs. During WWII, it became a symbol of Nazi power; and during the Cold War, it became a border crossing between East and West Berlin. Post reunification, it became the main site for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The gate has stood through vastly different eras of German history and, now, surrounding the plaza are a number of foreign embassies, government buildings and many tourists with selfie sticks!

Germany Close Up

Story and Photos by Julie Bagley and Avery Drongowski Special to the Jewish News The Well takes a group of young professionals to Germany to discover its Jewish history. In late February, The Well, a Jewish community building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared toward millennials, took 29 people to Germany to seek out its…

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