Nazi officer’s grandson returns books stolen 70 years ago

After Christoph Schlegel finds books that were stolen from a Jew during the Holocaust at his grandmother’s house, his search to return them leads him to Moshe Hofstadter, in Israel, the surviving son of the books’ owner.

By Yori Yalon


Four books stamped with his name, the only tangible keepsake that Moshe Hofstadter has of his father Abraham, who was murdered by the Nazis, were returned to him in a moving ceremony at Yad Vashem on Wednesday.