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Being the child of a Holocaust survivor can be difficult. Who could possibly understand the horrific experience? But one woman from the northern suburbs learned a lesson in forgiveness that could be helpful for anyone living with fear, anger or resentment. Karen Kaplan shares her experience in a new book: “Descendants of Rajgrod: Learning to Forgive.” Larry Potash has the...

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Karen’s story has also been published in the Deerfield Patch “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” -Eckhart Tolle It had been months since my children were all home and I couldn’t wait to be with them. Max had started his first job teaching high school history and coaching basketball. He stayed...

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Just one mile south of Rajgród, toward Grajewo, off Highway 61 and near the border of another small village (named Opartowa), we found another dirt road leading to another village (named Okoniówce), where we turned off toward the lake. We drove another mile, passed some homes and farms, and ended near a curve in the road where the forest began....

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  • Rook Reviews

    July 2, 2016 What a beautiful book you have written. Thank you for sharing your life and experiences. The relaxed, conversational prose pulled me right in. I felt as though I had met you and your family members because of the generous way you shared your stories. Although I was raised Catholic ( no longer ...more

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