What is behind the face of the man in the assisted living facility?

The gentleman had a European accent. Maybe about 85-years-old. We were somehow talking about family secrets and the discussion led to things being too much to even talk about.

When our beloved 24-year-old daughter died, my wife and I never talked about it. When we lost our home and everything we owned, we talked about it all of the time.

You lost everything? What happened?

World War II. We lived in East Berlin which became part of Poland. Strife and conflict were all around us. Fear overwhelmed us. There seemed to be no hope or encouragement. We were Jewish. There are no words to share with you about the suffering.

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