If I Testimonies by Barbara Krasner If I found my cousin, a ringer for my mother, at Warsaw Airport and we traveled together in her lime Peugeot to Zaromb and she showed me where Grandpa lived on F…
Source: If I Testimonies, poem by Barbara Krasner (IF I Poetry and Prose Series)
Mazal Tov & Shana Tova! You are very talented!
Thanks, Joanie – so kind of you to say! L’shana tova!
Your words speak to your love of family, ‘though history and horror never gave you an opportunity to meet these relatives in person. Your testimony gives voice to names and places, to whole communities sadly gone. Even after your extensive and emotional research, I imagine this was a difficult poem to conceive and write. Thank you for sharing.
Over several years, I worked on a cycle of poems about my grandparents. Thank G-d all came to the US before the Holocaust took them. I struggled most with the poem about my mother’s mother who passed away before I was born.
Thanks so much, Steve.