This story is not quite on the level of the magical poopy diamonds or the fake eternal love stories or even Elie Wiesel's geysers of blood, but it is quite ... well... I will let you, dear Readers, decide for yourselves just what you are reading.
She and her family had already survived one year of German occupation, but knew that the shadow of death was creeping ever closer. Her son Sam Stermer, now 86, told ABC News that the family's secret was their utter determination never to give in. The cave they settled in was pitch black, damp, and lay beneath ground that Nazi soldiers would march over, deep in the Ukrainian countryside.
Among them was the Stermer family, now of Montreal. Family members will be in Ottawa on Sunday, October 26, 7:00 pm, to share their remarkable story of grit and endurance at the opening event of the 2008 Holocaust Education Program at the Soloway JCC.