Calkins: A story about hate, kindness — and a plate that found its way home

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 01, 2022 3:41 PM CT | Published: January 01, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

In 1941, Alice and Ferdinand Haas fled Germany before they could be murdered by the Nazis. They gave a pastry plate to their housekeeper before they left. After 80 years, that plate found its way back to the family, in Memphis. 


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