This website honors two Jews who emerged from the depths of hell. One endured both Auschwitz and Buchenwald. The other hid from the Nazis for 14 months in the sewers of Lviv, then became the first survivor of the Nazis to speak publicly throughout the United States. They met in the U.S. in 1950, and I was born five years later.
During four decades as a journalist in Philadelphia, I've explored my parents' lives and other matters concerning the Holocaust. I wrote a trilogy of cover stories about my parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine, one of which made me a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. My work has exposed former Nazis in the U.S., including ethnic leaders in the Republican Party. I also have examined how a Swiss financier of fascism used Nazi funds to promote postwar Arab terrorism. You'll find all of it here.
My journey entered a new realm on Aug. 28, 2015. While cleaning out my childhood home in Wilmington, Delaware, I made an exciting discovery: Four notebooks filled with Polish poetry and prose written by my mother in the sewers. Stay tuned for new developments in the translation and publication of this material.
Over the years, I have accumulated a vast collection of archival photos -- some of which are disturbing -- which I have shared with reputable historians. In September 2021, I began adding these photos in a new section of this website.
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