Last night, December 24th at midnight, we sang Christmas Lieders
in German. That was in Long Island, New York, in a tree-lined brownstone neighborhood inhabited by Halb Jüden;
half Jews or half Germans, I don’t recall exactly how they defined themselves. But being all survivors of Hitler’s personal madness, the Nazis themselves called them half-breeds, Mischlings
, with a full measure of contempt.