Friday, October 30, 2020

From the Son of a Nazi to Judaism – Change Is Possible!


Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger Submitted Photo

Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger Submitted Photo

The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island announces the opening of the 24th year of the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM, with the story of an amazing journey. The speaker, Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, will discuss his transformation from the son of a Nazi office, honored by Hitler, to his conversion to Judaism.

Dr. Wollschlaeger is the son of a Nazi tank commander in Hitler’s army. He was only 14 years of age when he discovered his father’s role in WWII and his support of Hitler’s policy of exterminating the Jewish population. From that moment he began to study Jewish culture and its religion. He was fascinated by the religion and chose to convert and become a practicing Jew.

Learn about this extraordinary conversion. Dr. Wollschlaeger obtained his medical education in Germany and then continued in Israel. He also served as a soldier in the Israeli Defense Force.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $25.

For tickets and further information call the synagogue office at 239-642-0800.

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