Interview : “No longer characterised by guilt and anger”
Israel's ambassador in Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, on hope for the Middle East and Jewish life in Germany.
Berliner Zeitung: Mr. Ambassador, you've just come from Dortmund, where a stumbling block was laid in front of your wife's great-grandparents’ house. How did you feel about this event?
Jeremy Issacharoff: It was a very moving event in Dortmund, the mayor was there, the Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Dortmund as well as other distinguished guests. My wife Laura stood in front of her great-grandparents house and told the story of her family, which was terrible. Her great-grandfather was murdered in Theresienstadt on April 19, 1943. Of course, a stumbling block cannot make up for such a history. But it leaves the sense of the closing of a personal circle.