The Graupenstrasse – Experienced and suffered in Nordhausen, Buchwald and Waldheim


This testimony of contemporary history was recently “reissued” In the book “The Graupenstraße” describes Nordhäuser Werner Rathsfeld his interrogations in the NKVD cellars and his seven-year ordeal in the internment in Buchenwald and Waldheim. He vividly describes the inhumane practices of the Soviet occupiers and their German helpers, but also the all-conquering power of love and Mesnchlichkeit. Moving is the account of his wife Ursula Rathsfeld, which had to secure at this difficult time the family's survival in Nordhausen. Without the support of relatives and friends[...]

optimism of the year


The following are the words of Catharina Elisabeth Goethe , geborene Textor (1731-1808) the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : “ nehme Man 12 Months, they brush clean of envy , bitterness , Geiz , pedantry and they break it down into 30 or 31 Parts, so the stock for a year, use . Each day is done separately from 1 part and work 2 parts cheerfulness and humor . Füge Man 3 Add heaping tablespoon optimism , 1 Teelöffel Toleranz, 1 grain of irony and 1 Taking Takt . Then the composition with a lot of[...]

Merry Christmas and a healthy start to the New Year!


A year full of activities you will be rewarded by a loyal reader of my page to the end. Thanks for that! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas with family and friends and a great start to a Happy New Year!

New: baptisms and marriages of the Protestant Church St. . Marien in Friedland bei FamilySearch


parish register transcript of baptisms and marriages from the period 1705-1771

MyHeritage network for genealogy buys rival and continues international expansion

About Geni is an online community of Hobbygenealogen and genealogist, working together , create a single World Family Tree . Members can invite relatives , for help with the editing and completion of Profile Information , Documents, get pictures and videos . In this way they can learn , them how with celebrities , related historical figures and other members of the world family tree are . Geni was founded by David Sacks , the original CEO of PayPal and founder of Yammer , Inc. . About MyHeritage MyHeritage is the most popular family network on the Internet. At MyHeritage[...]