Erik Sommer is 27 years old and works in public relations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
By Erik Sommer
My family was murdered in Austria during the Holocaust. Now they’re offering me citizenship. Should I accept?
My mother and I discovered my grandmother Erika’s faded birth certificate on a trip to Austria in 2019. It was in an administrative office building adjacent to the Stadttempel synagogue, the only synagogue built before 1938 that was not burned by the Nazis — and only because it was too close to the Nazi headquarters…
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