In the shadow of the Shoah
A look back at nearly a half-century since official ties were established between Germany and Israel reveals a history of pain, irony, indignation - but also many demonstrations of goodwill.
On June 26, 1965 an unusual entry appeared in Haaretz’s letters to the editor section. The writer of this letter, Elanne Wallenhurst, a resident of Cologne, wished to protest an editorial in the paper that had been published two weeks earlier. In the article Haaretz had come out against Germany’s intention of appointing Rolf Pauls as its first ambassador to Israel, because of his past as an officer in the...
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