This was my first visit to the USHMM. My last visit to Washington DC was before the museum opened in 1980.
The Permanent Exhibition:
Photos from Ejszyski, a Litvak shtetl
Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz
A remarkable story which takes place in Nasielsk, Poland in 1938. Nasielsk is where my wife’s Reitstein / Rotsztejn family come from.
The original film is at the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at USHMM
Visit the Nasielsk KehilaLink:
The following article was written by my wife’s cousin, Richard Shavei Tzion.
It has just appeared in Ezra magazine in Israel.
Richard has kindly given me permission to repost it.
He writes beautifully in addition to all the other amazing talents he has – see his bio.
Click on What I Call Beschert
On the subject of the Saevitzon family, below is a video of their Pesach Seder in Cape Town in 1954.
It includes the Bloch and Reitstein families.
Chag Pesach Sameach