Exploring Southern Germany
Trip Start Apr 30, 2006
12Trip End May 12, 2006
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From Otterberg we drove to Niederkirchen, where our great-great-great grandparents lived. It is a lovely little town. We went to the Jewish cemetery on a tiny road outside of town. We found the graves of our GGGM's half-brother and some other relatives. The cemetery is mostly in bad shape, with mold on most of the gravestones and the plaster peeling so that the names weren't readable, but some were relatively new, including the half-brother, so somebody has been there in the last 20 or so years-but we don't know who. The city hall wasn't open (only on Wednesday) ask for more information, but we did find out that the city takes care of the cemetery.
Then we drove to Heiligenmoschel, where GGGM was born. Another nice little city. We also went through Shallodenbach and Schneckenhausen (which means House of Snails). Then back to Lembach. Carol and I walked around Lembach. We found Rue de le synagogue, and a plaque where the synagogue was-put up by the town. We also found a street that some of our relatives lived on. Then back to Lembach. We got back to the house about the time Daniel and Denise got home.
We had supper of spaghetti and meat sauce (as good as my mother used to make), fresh parmesan, salad, cheese, and yogurt cups (Dannon). We then talked-and argued politics and morals and education-until nearly 11.