Kristalnacht: a prayer in a church for my grandfather

On the 11th of Heshvan, 1942, my grandfather, Rabbi Moshe Chayim Lau, led his congregation to the gas chambers of Treblinka. We are told he was clasping a Torah scroll, and chanted the kaddish as he, along with one of his four sons and thousands of Piotrkow’s Jews marched to their deaths. I called my […]

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