I leave in a week for a writing conference in New York City for which I’m nervous, excited and will somehow never be quite ready. After New York I will visit Washington DC, get needed friend time with a college roommate, and revisit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, among other planned visits. I’ve been to the museum before, but now I have a very specific purpose. I’ve requested to see Henry’s papers and artifacts again. I got an e-mail today that they are waiting for me at the reference desk. I haven’t seen them for ten years.
This was my second column I wrote on Henry Zguda. The newspaper got the right credit this time, and thank goodness I have an updated picture since then.
This entire journey of interviewing Henry Zguda, trying to write a book, and the lasting friendship with Henry and his widow Nancy that ensued, began with one small newspaper column in the Arizona Republic, November 2002. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.
Poland or Ukraine? Name this country:
Used to be part of Russia
The country suffers terrible destruction under the Nazis – most of the country’s Jews are murdered.