I recently learned that one friend, and then another, reclaimed German citizenship. I began poking around, and realized that there are quite a few people doing it. Then, divine providence happened. My friend Leo decided to reclaim his citizenship. Given that he is 85, and fled Germany as a 10-year-old, he is one of the rare cases of someone who fled and is getting back for himself. Even though he didn't think it was such a big deal, I thought it was, and was thrilled to join him at the German consulate in San Francisco.
As for Vivien Straus, I look forward to seeing her show and learning even more cow facts.