Family

Self-confidence and inner strength were my weapons in my mother’s battle against cancer. 

I’m in awe of the intelligent and reflective young woman my little sister, who is autistic, has become. 

Sewing binds me to my great-grandmother and my family’s heritage. 

Living with my French cousin exposed me to the fears of Jews living in France. 

Coping with my mother’s illness makes me appreciate life and my loved ones. 

Your family’s existence may be credited to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, savior of thousands of Jewish lives. 

As family members age, traditions become sweeter. 

Reflections of a daughter who misses her mother.

When asked who inspired you the most in 2012, two writers responded: my dad. 

Three eyewitnesses from one borough in hard-hit New York City. 

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