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Cousins in the Warsaw Ghetto

My cousin Pini (Pinchas) Doron, reminded me that his grandfather and namesake died in the Warsaw Ghetto. This is the story he sent me this morning: 190 more words

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Boy, Interrupted

My review of The Book of Aron, Jim Shepard’s novel of the Warsaw Ghetto, is up at Open Letters Monthly.

An Unfished Chapter in a Life: A Review of The Book of Aron, by Jim Shepard

An Unfished Chapter in a Life

Occupied Warsaw, 1940-1942.  The Ghetto.

At ten years of age, only the first chapters of Aron’s life had been written.  716 more words

Janusz Korczak

Israel Defense Fund Soldiers with Special Needs Make Emotional Trip to Poland

Toda raba – thank you, Ariana, for this beautiful article.  You touched on two topics very dear to my heart: the Holocaust and people with disabilities.   50 more words


A Sculptor of Children's Souls

To the children he took in, Janusz Korczak was more than a teacher, doctor, or orphanage director.  He was, in the words of one of the young lives he touched, a “sculptor of children’s souls.”  The teachers who worked for him thought likewise.  557 more words

Janusz Korczak

W-Hour: A city stands still

People, cars and public transit stop in their tracks as sirens blare across Warsaw’s skies.  For one minute, the entire city stands still to commemorate the moment that completely transformed its destiny. 216 more words