Monday, April 28, 2014

Yom HaShoah 5774

As the siren wailed this morning and the entire country came to a mournful standstill, I thought about the following Holocaust survivors:

- My great-grandmother z”l, who used her wits, courage, and determination to save her daughters, and who managed to survive the Kovno ghetto (where she lost her beloved husband) and then two different concentration camps.

- My grandfather z”l. A gifted talmid of both Rav Elchanan Wasserman zt”l and Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, he left behind a remarkable letter for his descendants.

- My grandmother z”l. She played such an important role in my life, and I miss her greatly.

.יהי זכרם ברוך

May their memories be blessed; may they be meilitzei yosher for their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, yblt”a, as well as all of Am Yisrael; and may we all be privileged to continue along their illustrious paths.