Son of Nazi, now a Jewish doctor, to speak in Palo Alto

Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, who was born, raised and educated in Germany, immigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces, will speak in Palo Alto.

Wollschlaeger, whose father was a decorated World War II tank commander and Nazi officer, is the author of “A German Life.” His talk at the Oshman Family JCC, titled “Against All Odds — From Nazism to Judaism,” is co-sponsored by the JCC and Chabad of Greater South Bay.

After growing up in Germany in the shadow of his Nazi father, Wollschlaeger eventually converted to Judaism. He served in the IDF as a medical officer and is now a physician in Florida.

The talk is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Tickets are $18, or $20 at the door.

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