Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.

Arthur Obermayer is the founder and primary sponsor of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards. These awards are given annually to recognize non-Jewish Germans and their efforts to preserve the memory of Germany's former Jewish communities.

It's now Arthur's turn to be recognized for his efforts as he struggles with terminal illness.

National Public Radio station WBUR in Boston produces Kind World, a series of radio/podcast programs which celebrate acts of kindness.  Episode 21, Not Just Some History celebrates three layers of kindness acts: the remarkable deeds of the Germans who receive the Obermayer Awards, those of Arthur in rewarding, recognizing and encouraging those acts and lastly, the loving acts of Arthur's family to support him as he deals with his illness.

I think you'll find this short seven minute program, produced by Erika Lantz of WBUR, to be moving and inspirational.

Sad Post Script:  Mr. Obermayer died January 10, 2016

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