Thanks Herr Semrau,

I don’t know where you are these days, but back home you were the first teacher who encouraged my love of writing. There was a seminal moment for me in the early days when you read out one of my essays to the whole german class.  I can still remember the quote that most mattered verbatim.  I have never forgotten that moment.  It instilled in me a confidence in reading, writing and the love of words that has never left me.  Thank you

from Andrea Schollmann