My Father was a Nazi – German convert to Judaism

Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, was the Christian son of a World War II Nazi tank commander – a third-generation warrior who received Deutschland’s highest military honor, the Iron Cross, pinned on his uniform by Adolf Hitler.

As a teenager, Bernd studied the Holocaust and was repelled by what he learned. His studies resulted in a spiritual journey leading to his conversion to Judaism and the end of his relationship with his father. “This was, and is, very difficult to deal with,” he said. “I never saw my father again.”


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