Germany and Israel-Unlikely Friendship

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

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Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “Germany and Israel-Unlikely Friendship,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Thursday, March 26, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.

Fifty-five years ago, Germany and Israel reluctantly entered into diplomatic relations. What at first glance seemed to be a rather unlikely relationship, especially in light of the shared history, has evolved over time into a blossoming friendship and successful economic bond. In order for this to happen, Germany had to face its Nazi legacy and subsequent collective guilt.

Join German Historian Anette Isaacs as she discusses how her native country has attempted to cope with the guilt of causing the Holocaust and how this painful but necessary process heralded a new era in German-Israeli relations.

With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.

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