Noah Pozner Left Behind 'Unimaginable Void,' Family Says in New Interview

Relatives of Newtown Victims Open Up About Loss

Opening Up: Noah Pozner’s family opens up about his loss in a new magazine spread.
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Opening Up: Noah Pozner’s family opens up about his loss in a new magazine spread.

By Forward Staff

Published April 04, 2013.
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Noah Pozner left behind an “unimaaginable void,” his mother said in a new interview with People magazine about the Jewish boy killed in the Newtown shooting rampage.

Noah Pozner
Noah Pozner

The slain six-year-old boy’s siblings — especially his twin sister, who survived — are taking his loss hardest as they try to live their lives without the “vivacious” first-grader.

“We’re just emerging from the initial shockwaves, the numbness, the denial,” Veronique Pozner told People. “It’s not a linear thing. We go back and forth between these stages. But it’s starting to dawn on me that he will never come back.”

The interviews were part of a new package of interviews by the magazine with some of the 20 families who lost children in the Dec. 14 spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Like other surviving siblings, Noah’s sisters do their best to keep his memory alive. When his sister, Sophia, recently put together a Lego spaceship, she announced: “Noah helped me put it together,” the magazine said.

“Maybe the barrier adults see is more fluid for children,” Veronique Pozner told People. “I hope that lasts.”


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