Wuppertal, in Northwest Germany is a changing city with a long tradition. The city built a Monorail more than a hundred years ago. Like many German regions, it is reclaiming its Jewish past. Like many European cities, it is focusing on quality education for all it's citizens. Radio Producer Steve Scher traveled around Northern Europe on an EU sponsored University of Washington Journalism fellowship. He asked European citizens how they felt about the costs of saving the Euro and supporting the struggling nations of the European Union. In Wuppertal he talked to Ernst Andreas Zieglar, writer and chronicler of the culture of his city. He sat on a hillside on the campus of Wuppertal's University and talked to the schools president, Lambert Koch, about the future of Germany's workforce and economy. Zieglar told the story of an elephant that once fell off the Schwebebahn, the city's Monorail. He introduced Scher to the Russian Jews who revived and rebuilt the Jewish culture of the city.