THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORY
IT STARTED WITH A WALK IN BERLIN
The seeds of Between These Walls were planted during a 2012 visit to Berlin, Germany.
Walking along the city’s streets, Michael and his wife Dixie came upon a grouping of brass plaques, called stolpersteine, imbedded in the cobblestones. They commemorated the families sent away to concentration camps by the Nazis during the Second World War, that had lived in the buildings above the plaques. Michael wondered what had later become of these people, who lived in the buildings now and how they came into possession of their apartments.
That walk, that day in 2012, was the start of a journey that culminated in the novel Between These Walls .