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Picture of Louise taken in 1938.
Ze'ev Jabotinsky and Alfred Chimowicz.
Herman in 1940
Herman in 1942
Family members at a Betar meeting. Trumpeldore's picture is
on the back wall. Cousin Masha is in the top row, looking back at the
picture of Trumpledor. Alfred, with medals on his suit, is to the left
Hidden secrets are discovered by a member of the second generation in her fifty
year search for her sister, Eugenia, lost in the Holocaust. Jewish family members
are caught in a hellish spider's web as the "last 500." As pawns in the chess game
between Hitler's assistants, they survive the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Stutthof, the
burning city of Dresden, Germany, and are released from concentration camp
Theresienstadt. Born in Germany after the Holocaust, Rosie remembers the Displaced
Persons' camp on her journey to the United States, as a three-year-old refugee on
the troop carrier, the USS General William C. Langfitt. The theme of the book is
the importance of family, no matter the time or the place. The true story includes
scenes from her family's four years in captivity, and events in the lives of her
Christian relatives during the First and Second World War. Rosie's mother, Louise,
pictured on the front of the book, was not in the Holocaust, but enabled her
husband, a survivor, and post-war family to "walk forward." The purpose of the
narrative is to continue to uncover information about her lost sister, and all
the children that remain missing, or perished in the Holocaust.
Memorial dedicated at the site of the former cigarette factory where the
500 made munitions as slave laborers.
Names listed on the Flossenburg prisoner list.
About Rosa Raskin, author of Walk Forward:
Rosa Shine Raskin was born on February 20, 1948, in Karlsruhe, Germany. She
immigrated to the United States with her parents and younger sister, as a
displaced (stateless) person on the USS General William C. Langfitt in 1951.
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Columbus and Cincinnati.
She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Microbiolgy, both from The Ohio State
University. She also has an M.L.S. in Library Science from Kent State University.
She is currently a freelance writer, researcher, and consultant, after having
worked in hospitals, government, and the Fortune 100 for over 30 years. She
founded Rosa S. Raskin & Associates, LLC, in 2007, and has three blogs on the
web including "Precious Cooking,"
"Information Specialist Secrets,"
Precious Memories." She has published more than a dozen articles on paint and
coatings in trade journals, having been taught by her father, at the age of eight,
to paint the bricks on houses. Her book, "Walk Forward," includes information on
her family including her father, a Holocaust survivor, her devoted mother, younger
siblings, and her lost, older half-sister, Eugenia Chimowicz.
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