To Survive and to Tell the Story

October 29, 2013

Chaim Kuritsky. Tel Aviv. 2013.Chaim Kuritsky. Tel Aviv. 2013.My oldest first cousin survived four years of brutality at the hands of the Nazis, an ordeal he chronicled in his memoir, To Survive and To Tell the Story.

Chaim Kuritsky was twenty years old when the Nazis invaded his home country of Lithuania in June 1941. His mother was my mother's sister. She was killed that summer, but Chaim survived the war and documented his ordeal in a memoir of stunning detail. An English translation is now available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/To-Survive-Tell-Story-Memoir/dp/1600479030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383112883&sr=8-1&keywords=kuritsky).

Chaim is 92 now and lives with his wonderful family in Tel Aviv, where he posed for this picture earlier this year.


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