By Tanya Singer
Why this Holocaust survivor wears the same hand-knit sweater every Passover
(New York Jewish Week) — Every Passover for the last 75 years, Helena Weinstock Weinrauch, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, has worn a vibrant blue hand-knit sweater to the first seder, which she hosts in her Upper West Side apartment building. The sweater is a chic, 1940s number with fluffy angora sleeves, a sparkling metallic blue…
A Holocaust survivor spent her 110th birthday knitting — the craft that was key to her survival
(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — A recent fall meant Rose Girone spent her 110th birthday in a Long Island rehab facility. But nothing could stop her friends and family from giving her exactly the right gift: red wool and brand-new knitting needles. “Rose cannot imagine her life without knitting,” Girone’s daughter, Reha Bennicasa,…
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