Ellory’s European Excursion

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The Food. The Sights. The Adventure. In September, Ellory tagged along with Mark when he traveled to Frankfurt, Germany for meetings. For their first European excursion, they added three extra days for sightseeing.

Ellory could hardly contain her excitement when Mark rented a black convertible Fiat and headed for the French border. They spent two days in Strasbourg and Luxembourg before zipping back to Mainz, Germany and soaking up the history of the Gutenberg Museum and Heidelberg Castle.

In Frankfurt, Ellory was most surprised to learn of Jewish oppression in the Middle Ages—long before WWII. Jewish gravestones dating back to the 15th century had been plucked from their resting place and piled up in a mass courtyard outside the Frankfurter Judengasse Museum—the site of the former Jewish Ghetto. That’s where she found Anne Frank’s name on one of the 11,134 bricks memorializing Jews killed during the Holocaust.