Pied Piper country

Hameln (Hamlin) in GermanayIn late summer, we went to Pied Piper country around Hameln, where the Niemann family story began and – for my grandparents at least – ended. My uncle pored over hundreds of old photographs to make sense of them and we spoke to an Alpine yodler on the phone (I kid you not).

Thanks to staff at the ever-helpful Imperial War Museum for adding yet more light to this often baffling story (the image is the Luftwaffe pilot who was engaged to my aunt shortly before he was killed in combat).