The Grand Refugee Hotel: The Sequel to My Grandfather’s Germany

On a visit to one of Germany’s most radical refugee integration experiments, I went in search of my family history.

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The Grand Hotel Cosmopolis is located in Augsburg, an ancient German city on Bavaria’s tourist-trod Romantic Road. Courtesy of the Grand Hotel Facebook page
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My maternal grandfather, Ernst Nathan, as a young boy.

A Welcoming Nation

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An artist’s view of the outside of the Grand Hotel Cosmopolis. (Courtesy of the Grand Hotel Facebook page)
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Uniquely designed rooms at the Grand Hotel Cosmopolis. (Courtesy of the Grand Hotel Facebook page)

The Shadow of the Past

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The Gerson family in 1948.
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

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