Saturday, May 14, 2016

Postcards Received Saturday, May 14, 2016

327.  Grusse aus Osnabruck (Greetings from Osnabruck) Germany
 For many years, Osnabruck has been know as the "Friedensstadt" (City of Peace).  Ever since it was so instrumental in the signing of the Treaty of Westphaolia in 1648 which ended the Thirty Year's War. Some signigficant figures associated with Osnabruck are Erich Maria Remarque, a writer born in the city in 1898 who is best known for his novel "All Quiet on the Western Front", and the Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum, who was born here in 1904 but tragically murdered in Auschwitz in 1944
8/5/2016  Anke

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