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Constructive Revenge — as shared by Robert Meeropol

I HAVE NO DETAILED MEMORY of my and my brother’s prison visits to our parents, nor do I have any recollection at all of our final visit to them at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, shortly before … [Read More...]

A Search for Closure — as shared by Leslie Rizzo

WHEN JOE WAS EIGHT and making his First Communion, he came home from Catholic school and told me he had to do a reading. I didn’t want to say, “You should be scared reading in front of all those people,” so I just asked … [Read More...]

Inspiring a Life in Song — as shared by Tonia Tecce

MY FATHER WAS A DOCTOR. He played the violin with his buddies from medical school. One of them had a piano in his house. Daddy would sit me on the lid of the upright and say, “Sing, Sissie, sing.” I couldn't have been … [Read More...]

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Keeping Memories Fresh and Green — as shared by Nick Clooney

I’M NOT SURE I HAVE COPED with the loss of my sisters. They seem very much a part of me even now. We were Depression kids and were each other’s resources and there was no opportunity for us to think of being separate from each other. We knew that the one relationship that would always work was this brothersister relationship. We could […]

The Sock Puppet That Launched a Career — as shared by Ronn Lucas

WE HAD A TRADITION OF GATHERING at the Tully family house. My real name is Ronny Wayne Tully. Grandpa Tully had a very dry sense of humor. I had three sets of grandparents—the Tullys, the Connors, and the Lucases. The Lucases are my stepfamily. My mom remarried and they all lived in the same farming community and a lot of […]

A Living Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust — as shared by Boris Chartan

WE KNEW OF THE NAZI INVASION of Czechoslovakia and Poland because a few people from there came to our town. The people who ran away from their homes came and told us what was happening. They told us about Kristallnacht and everything. A lot of people did not want to believe it. I was fifteen when the Nazis arrived […]

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