Op-Ed: The Testimony of My Grandparents
Nissan Ratzlav-KatzNissan Ratzlav-Katz is opinion editor at Israel National News.com, and frequently writes for leading American opinion journals and newspapers. His commentaries have been published internationally and translated into several languages.
"I am 11 years old and capable of working. Please let me live." These are excerpts of an interview I conducted with my grandmother, Faygle Raclaw, in 1985. My grandmother survived the Slabodka ghetto in Lithuania and Stuthof concentration camp during the Holocaust.
"They pushed me to be a murderer." These are excerpts of an interview I conducted with my grandfather, Benyomin Raclaw, in 1983 (when I was 12 years old). My grandfather fought as a partisan in the woods of Bialystock, Poland, during the Holocaust.