German City Honors Jewish Woman in “moral Indemnification” Gesture
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German City Honors Jewish Woman in “moral Indemnification” Gesture

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The Kassel City Council has unanimously conferred honorary citizenship upon 87-year-old Mrs. Sara Nussbaum, in a considered gesture of “moral indemnification.”

Together with her husband Rudolf, Mrs. Nussbaum operated a furniture store in this city until the advent of Nazism. Although her husband was a leading local citizen, head of a Red Cross department and an active member of the volunteer fire brigade, brown shirted SA Storm Troopers beat him to death in 1934. After the war’s outbreak, Mrs. Nussbaum was sent to the Terezin concentration camp.

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