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The Little Museum that Could: Documenting My ‘Neighbors’ Fate-and My Own

In a train from Prague to Ostrava, spring 1992: Navigating his high-school German and my miserable Czech, the well-dressed business man across from me in the crowded compartment and I strike up an amiable, increasingly trusting rapport. In a disclosing moment, he shares that as a teenager, every weekday he rode a train into Ostrava from his small town in nearby mountains, where there was no high school. During the Nazi occupation, as the commuter train he took coasted into the city, on a siding just before the main station, he saw human hands sticking out of slots in the🔒

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Michael Luick-Thrams, an attender of Twin Cities (Minn.) Meeting, directs the TRACES Center for History and Culture in Saint Paul. The museum and the BUS-eum 2 will be featured at the 2007 Friends General Conference Gathering in River Falls, Wis.


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