Reflections ‘Triumph Over Adversity’

Some of ‘The Boys’ in Prague, 1945, before the flights that would bring them to the UK.


Some of ‘The Boys’ in Prague 74 years later, 2019, along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

“Our family is our greatest achievement. When I look at my three children, all happily married, and seven (soon to be eight) grandchildren, I think about my mother and her last words, that at least one member of the family should survive…And so I think of my mother’s foresight in throwing me out of the house, when the majority of the Jews of my town, Piotrkow, were deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka, so that “one of the family should survive” and I look on my family as her victory – and my victory over what the Nazis failed to do.”

Harry Spiro (quoted in Martin Gilbert’s ‘The Boys’ p.435)

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