living in a city that never sleeps
Entry for March 6, 2007
How did those children ever find their way walking from Poland to Iran to Israel? Ben Zion Tomer was one of those 830 odd children who came to Israel on this day in 1943 after having left Poland in 1939. The story can be read here. I know Tomer never got over it. You can read some of his poems about this here. I translated them when he was still alive, and cannot remember where they were first published. But whenever I think of him I first remember that he called me "a born orphan" and I wondered at the fact that he identified me so clearly. You can read about him here. He was happiest I think in his final years, and in a way made his peace with the loss of his past, his family, his life.
2007-03-06 16:48:29 GMT
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