Tuesday, November 24, 2020


New Shoes For Pesach

Spring came to my mother’s little village. Flowers were in bloom, the grass smelled sweet and fresh. Fruits were ripe for the picking. There was much activity during Chag HaAviv; the house had to be meticulously cleaned for Pesach; the wood stove cleaned of all chometz; the kneading board had to be replaced with a freshly cut piece of


Moshe Baran: Partisan Extraordinaire

Moshe Baran is not your run-of-the-mill 92-year-old. A retired real estate manager, Moshe has the distinction of being a Holocaust survivor and one of a dwindling number of partisans still alive to tell his story. His story is one of determination, survival and courage. But it is his resolve to speak about his experiences to keep the memories of those who were murdered


Survivor and Liberator: 68 Years Later

The date May 4th, 1945 will forever be etched in their memories, and now it will be forever etched in ours. That fateful day toward the end of World War II was the day American soldiers liberated Gunskirchen Lager, a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.

On Sunday, March 10th, 2013 my sisters and I were privileged to attend a “reunion of