Letters to the Editor: November 2011

Holocaust Survivors

You are to be commended for your Holocaust Survivors story. It’s important that we keep this horrible story alive for our children and grandchildren. Each of the stories was full of inspiration and hardship and it’s nearly impossible to comprehend what these survivors had to do for survival. It is heartwarming to see that their perseverance enabled them to overcome serious obstacles and led each of them to become productive citizens with families of their own. We should all be proud of them.              
Irwin S. Cohen, White Plains

Thank you for your article “Westchester’s Holocaust Survivors.” Now mostly in their 80s and 90s, survivors still bear the scars of their traumatic experiences. For nearly 30 years, Westchester Jewish Community Service has offered three free support groups—survivors meet the first Tuesday of each month; child survivors meet the second Tuesday; the second generation meets the third Tuesday. As the groups’ facilitator and daughter of survivors, I am privileged to experience and learn from the often provocative and enlightening nature of the conversations.
Halina Rosenkranz, White Plains

My parents were also victims of the Holocaust. My mother was Christian and Polish. The Nazis took her entire school to a labor camp. My mother was always upset when news stories failed to include all those targeted by Hitler. So, for my mother and the other forgotten survivors, please remember all victims in future publications.
Lena Crandall, Scarsdale

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Oops! In the “Ask Westchester” column of our November issue, we said that the building on the northwest corner of West Sunnyside Lane and North Broadway in Tarrytown was Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. Sunnyside is, in fact, farther down the road; the structure in question is Shadowbrook. For more, turn to “Ask Westchester” on page 50.

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