Category Archives: Robert Sellmer

RAS: A beating in Memel (2: Election night)

Note: Key background information about this story can be found in the post immediately below this one. This entry documents the beating received by my uncle, Robert Sellmer, at the hands of Nazi sympathizers in Klaipeda, Lithuania on the night … Continue reading

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RAS: A Beating in Memel (1: A City of Tears)

On the 55th north latitude in Klaipeda, Lithuania, the sun shines for about seven hours a day in early December. Even at noon on a brisk sunny Monday, the slanting rays suggest that one should do one’s business with alacrity … Continue reading

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The Search for Uncle Bob

“Spoiler alert” – since I won’t be traveling for a while (and since the muse goes a little dark when I don’t), the next few blog entries will probably be chapters in progress for the book/memoir I’ve been chewing on … Continue reading

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