What an amazing tribute - NPR's Weekend Edition featured a story on a very special part of our family. A few months ago I wrote about Greg Dawson's Hiding in the Spotlight. The book is the story of Zhanna and her sister, their survival during the Holocaust and how important music was to that survival.
Have a listen
I cannot express the pride I feel for Greg and for being a part of the Dawson family. The story of Zhanna and Frina is remarkable enough - for my family it is even more special. That my grandfather had the selflessness to take two girls in a labor camp, send them to his own farm to be cared for by his wife who was raising two boys of her own may be one of the powerful acts of kindness I know of.