“When my grandmother died I did not go to her funeral.”
February 22, 2020 2:34 PM Subscribe
The story of my grandmother confused people, especially Jewish Americans, who understandably assume that any story about escaping the war to the US is a happy one. But individual lives are more complicated than great sweeps of history, and while Sala was alone and frustrated in America, Alex and Henri went on to live gloriously successful lives in France.—I could never understand my grandmother's sadness – until I learned her tragic story by Hadley Freeman.
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