Memories from the ashes

Max Leibowitz recalls his roots in Lithuania

November 29, 2017 16:02
A sign in Yiddish, Hebrew and Lithuanian saying,‘In this place the Hitlerist murderers and their loc

A sign in Yiddish, Hebrew and Lithuanian saying,‘In this place the Hitlerist murderers and their local helpers in the year of 1941 murdered 250 Jews, children, women and men’. (photo credit: COURTESY OF BARRY MANN)


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ON APRIL 23, 2017, while reading his daily copy of The Jerusalem Post, 82-year- old Hod Hasharon resident Max Leibowitz came across an article by Tom Tugend titled “Digging up the past,” which dealt with the massacre of 100,000 Jews in the Ponary forest.

The article transported Max to his childhood, much of which had been filled with anecdotes from his grandparents, parents and three siblings, who had all been born in Lithuania.


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