I remain blessed by the Angel of Serendipity who sits quietly on my shoulder, invisibly guiding me to the next amazing person or connection. This past week, through a chain of email connections, I made contact with the son of Henryk Kruszewski, Auschwitz prisoner number 4798. His son, who lives in Australia, generously shared his father’s translated account with me, for my personal reading.
October 2015 marks the 72nd anniversary of the prisoner uprising and escape from the Sobibor concentration camp in eastern Poland. I’d never heard of the camp, or its famous escape, until two survivors from the camp came to Chandler Arizona in the winter of 2014 and gave a talk. Philip Bialowitz and Thomas Blatt, two of only eight (then) remaining survivors presented their story.
What do a Holocaust memoir, a group of Harley Davidson riders from Poland and good Thai food have in common? Blessed by serendipity, I found all of them unexpectedly this past weekend in Flagstaff Arizona.