Thursday, February 09, 2006

Living room suite

I'm still haunted by the sad family stories Daniel Libeskind relates in his autobiography. His parents decided to flee Poland from Nazi threat, but his aunt had just bought a new living room suite and so decided to stay. Not long after, she saw her child torn from her arms and thrown out of the train window.
Just after the war, our home was a corner store. An adult neighbour, then a boy living nearby, recalls how he used to run in here as a haven from being beaten up daily because he was German.


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