My Story — 7 Comments

  1. what a beautiful piece and what a magnifcent tribute to a remarkable woman. Great job Lester. You can see this was a labor of love.

  2. An amazing story, Les. She’s obviously a survivor, and lucky. How did knowing her, and hearing this and writing about it affect you?

  3. Thank you John. Before I met Lonia I really did not know much about the Holocaust; thankfully our families were here a generation before then. (Otherwise we wouldn’t be.) Knowing more about it is something I think every person, certainly every Jew, needs to do, sort of the flip side of knowing Shakespeare, the Bible and Beethoven: as part of our common heritage, so that we can try to fathom human experience and capability from top to bottom.

  4. I visited Ciechanow in May. My father was born there, but came to the US in the 1920’s Unfortunately, his brother and family were killed in Auschwitz. They were part of the wealthy Jews that the Nazis took first. We had a guide in Ciechanow and he related many of the details that were in this story.

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