My father completed his officer training a short time before the war ended. Lucky for him, I guess. And I suppose lucky for me. If he had been killed like so many in that hideous conflict, I wouldn’t be here now.
Later in life, he and my mother did volunteer work with CESO in Poland. Although I didn’t go along with them, I did some editing for CESO and heard many stories about Europe from my parents, enhanced by my mom’s photos, which were featured at the old Earthpages (before we became a blog).
So in a roundabout way, Rabbi Maller’s link spoke to me » http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/retrieving_a_familys_thread_in_poland
- A Way Forward: Louise Steinman’s “The Crooked Mirror” (lareviewofbooks.org)
- Retrieving a family’s thread in Poland (jewishjournal.com)
- Opposition arises to planned Warsaw Ghetto monument (timesofisrael.com)
- Jewish Family Art Pieces Saved from WWII Nazis (warhistoryonline.com)
- Monument to Polish Righteous Gentiles sited in former ghetto (jta.org)
- Poland must respect religious freedom, Polish president told on visit to Israel (sofiaglobe.com)
- ‘Anti-semitism’ slur on reporter who set out to trace the missing money from the sale of Jewish communal property in Poland (inside-poland.com)
- Canadian War Museum Special Exhibition Honours Polish Resistance Hero (blogs.ottawacitizen.com)
- Holocaust writer Grabowski faces Polish fury (thejc.com)