Hi, my name is Linda and I am Nathan's daugther. I have set up this fund to help my father live out the remainder of his life in dignity and with respect. He lived most of the war in Auschwitz, but before he was forceably taken away to the deathcamp he witnessed the brutal slaying of most of his family as they were pushed into a ditch and shot. After the war, desperate to find what was left of his family - he accidentally saw his younger brother, Leo get off a train that he was about to board!!
My mother, Katherine, was also a Holocaust survivor. Her story is a little different. Her mother was a Russian Jew and her father, a German. She was considered a half-breed and was not safe. One day the SS came to her home and told her father, "You must make a choice, your wife or your children." He turned over my grandmother, Rose to the SS and my mother watched as her mom was taken away. My mother was only 14. Still afraid for the safety of his three children, my frandfather, Harry sent his kids out to hide in the forest with others who were fleeing the Nazi's. My mother and father met after the war at a wedding and married soon thereafter, because that is what you did. You married, not for love, but to try and get on with your life...But the horrors of the Holocaust followed them everywhere. My mother died at the early age of 44 from an absessed tooth that ended up poisoning her blood and shutting down her kidneys. She could have been saved with antibiotics, but she was so afraid of doctors that she refused to go...
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