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There are two reasons that have motivated me to conduct family research:
Firstly, it has always interested me, where we come from and who we are. How life evolved, and whether we are really alone in this large universe? Or if somewhere in the cosmos there is a species similar to ours? If so ... how do these “beings” live? Are they superior to us or just at the beginning of their development? But since I shall never get an answer to this question in my short life, I would firstly like to think about my ancestors, how they lived and what
they have passed on to me. Thus it will be a journey into the past. I hope that on this journey I shall find many answers, impressions and information,
to give me a little insight into how, when and where my ancestors lived and where my roots are.
"You are much more the child of your four grandparents than of your two parents ... The seeds of your grandparents’
characteristics mature in us. In our children the seeds of our parents.”
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
The second, and for me much more important, point is the following:
during the second World War II many of our family members disappeared without trace. No one knows what became of them.
Are some of them or their descendants still alive? If so, where? Where did they emigrate to or did they perish because of their origins?
This question has occupied me for over 30 years and I cannot believe that entire branches of a family were wiped out. I know these people
well, but only in terms of stories and pictures. Even as a little girl I loved looking into my mother’s family albums and asking her where this
uncle or that aunt lived and why their children never come to visit us. Unfortunately, she could never answer that question.
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