In Berlin during launch week of Hanns and Rudolf

It has been a very intense week.

 As the book has been released in the UK, and the reviews start to come out, I have been in Berlin visiting the childhood home of Hanns Alexander. 

I went back to the Alexander home on Kaiserallee (now Bundesallee), saw the Zoo, the Neue synagogue and the Reichstag.

Most exciting/ emotional was paying a visit to Groß Glienicke, the small village to the west of the city where my family had a weekend home.

 Today I rowed across the lake with my wife, saw the clouds rolls by, the ducks floats in the gentle waters, I drank a beer at the restaurant at the end of the lake. This is the first time in 77 years that a family members has been on the lake. It was beautiful and calm. It made me understand why my great-grandfather, his wife and kids loved this place so much. 

Here is a little Vine video of our trip

 

Groß Glienicke See, Berlin

Groß Glienicke See, Berlin