Listening to Bronia

She’s the 87-year-old mom of a friend of ours, a Shoah survivor who remembers everything she ever saw, and is very articulate in describing it (yes, including pages of text, and this morning’s paper).

She left her town in Poland with her mother and sister. Her father and grandparents stayed. “I remember the Germans that came around the Great War. They’re not bad people,” said her grandfather.

After an odyssey that took them to Armenia and Kiev, they returned home — and dug her grandfather’s body out of the fresh mass grave.

Bronia shared, lucidly and intensely, many other details. I recorded her story on my iPhone. If she allows me to post it here, I will.

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