Dear Friends,



The situation in Israel continued to worry us greatly, particularly those of us who have children there, as did the inconclusive end of the War against Saddam Hussein, which I for one saw as necessary, if only by reference to the situation in Germany in 1936. The parallels were frightening. I set out my views in a paper.

The year has not been all bad for me personally. I reached the age of 80 in reasonably good health, at least well enough to continue working on the several projects I am engaged on in Bamberg and at home. The family in London gave two parties for me on this occasion.

In May, the University of Newcastle honoured me, and in June/July, I spent three weeks in Israel researching the next book on a period of Bamberg Jewish history. I timed my visit so that I could participate in the Bar Mitzvah of my grandson Jonathan living in Maale Adomim., as well as in two family weddings. I went to Bamberg only once this year, in October/November, where I spent three weeks after the end of the High Festivals in order to continue my Jerusalem research for the next book.

I was pleased with the presentation of my “Letter” on the Internet, as part of a webside by my friend Thomas Starz, the address is


To compensate for the disappearance of newspaper cuttings in appendixes, I have now cited the sources of my information, so that my many readers in and around Bamberg at least can look up the texts, if they so wish.


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