When David Wichs was just 11 years old, he was already wise beyond his years. Author Yale Strom recalls the boy who taught him about growing up Jewish in Prague — two decades before he perished in last week’s freak accident in lower Manhattan.
“We are traveling to a distant land,
Our father has the best plan.
To answer the age-old question:
Where can Jews live without trouble?
Past Siberia, next to China: Birobidzhan.” I wrote these lyrics after my first trek to the Jewish Autonomous Region in 2000. I had gone to film this fascinating but little-known piece of