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Great-grandson of Auschwitz Victims Taking the Ice for Germany

Civics and World - General

Evan Kaufmann hockey JewishMore than 65 years ago, Evan Kaufmann's great-grandparents were murdered in the Auschwitz death camp. Now he is taking the ice for the German national hockey team.

Being chosen to play for the national team carried with it mixed emotions for Kaufmann, a Jew, but "Germany is so different today than it was back then," he said. "I wish more people could come over here today so they wouldn’t have to carry that stereotype forever."

“I feel more pride with the association of feeling German than I ever thought I’d have.”

(READ the story in JTA.com)

Thanks to Diana Daffner for submitting the link!

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