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Archive Comes To Life At New Holocaust Education Center

Undated photo of Rabbi Avigdor, courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

Undated photo of Rabbi Avigdor, courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

Last, I look at the haskamot, the approbations at the beginning of one of his books. I find a letter from my great uncle testifying for the value of the book and I find a letter from my husband’s grandfather writing the same testimony. And I humbly accept my own part of the story, and I testify to Rabbi Avigdor’s inner strength, to his greatness and to the truth of what befell Rabbi Avigdor and six million others not so long ago.

 

If you wish to donate artifacts or personal papers that tell the story of your family’s experience during the Holocaust, the KFHEC will make sure your personal items are properly preserved and protected. To learn more, visit kfhec.org, e-mail info@kfhec.org or call 718-759-6200.

About the Author: Shoshana Batya Greenwald recently received a master's degree in decorative arts, material culture and design history from Bard Graduate Center. She is the collections manager at Kleinman Family Holocaust Educational Center (KFHEC) and a freelance writer.


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