Mimi Schwartz is an award-winning, socially conscious American author, educator and public speaker. Her latest book, “When History Is Personal,” explores the connections between her personal stories, mid-twentieth century to today, and history’s larger story — be they of immigration, the women’s movement, social justice or end-of-life issues. For more information, go to her website.
By Mimi Schwartz
The German Policeman Who Saved Torah Scrolls During The Holocaust
An old man in a blue kibbutz cap, who grew up in the same German village as my father, showed me the Torah that had been rescued during Kristallnacht — not by the Jews, but by Christian neighbors: “Ja , Nazi orders or no, the Christians decided to save what they could for the Jews. They…
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