They look like a picture-perfect family — Moshe standing next to his wife Luba, who is holding the cutest little baby in her arms. Just looking at them you could never imagine the long and arduous story they carry with them.
It’s almost ten years since I left my hometown of Kishinev, the capital of the Moldovian Republic in the former Soviet Union. I grew up in a family, which like most other Jewish families in Moldova.
Most Jewish women will never see the inside of a prison, but Alla A. spends her days and nights inside a jail cell in Kishinev, Moldova. A repeat offender, she spends more of her life inside prison than out. A terrible tragedy…
Dear Friend, My name is Misha Khazin. I came to the United States four years ago, and I am a writer by profession. Now I am working for the Forward, which is a Jewish newspaper.
Some years ago I had the opportunity to visit Upper Silesia, where my parents were born. The area belonged to Germany during the Holocaust, and after the war it became a part of Poland.