In November of 2018 my grandmother, who had been battling dementia, passed away. She was a towering figure in my life, but one that I knew only through stories told to me by my mother. Born in Germany, she came to America after the Second World War. Her life was filled with hurdle after hurdle, including escaping concentration camps and establishing a new life in a country thousands of miles away from her own.

When she passed, I was confronted with a number of difficult questions, many of which were wrapped up in losing what I felt like was my last true tie to German culture. goodbye, though I barely knew you is my attempt to process those feelings and to make sense of the pain I have been experiencing since her passing.

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