Bernd Wollschlaeger was fourteen when he discovered his father's role as a Nazi in World War II.
From that moment Bernd began his journey to learn more about the Jewish people and reach beyond the hatred around him. He was assisted by a former Jesuit priest and many Holocaust survivors. The decision to convert led him on a long journey, the first Rabbi he approached in Frankfurt refused to convert Germans. Eventually he succeeded in fulfilling his dream of becoming a Jew and left for Israel, enlisting in the IDF as a medical officer.
Dr. Wollschlaeger concludes his fascinating story with this important rule: Hatred starts with a word uttered quietly, and then louder. If left unchallenged it is followed by deeds that become habits which lead to social norms.
Dr. Wollschlaeger has 2 children and lives in Miami, FL where he is a practicing physician.
What does a decorated Nazi tell his son about the war? Nothing. Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger shares his story about the journey from his father's house of deceit and hatred to the ranks of the Jewish people
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