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Bread on the table

  • Featuring: Paulina Castiel & Annette Weinberg
  • Date Submitted: Aug 5, 2022
  • Location: California

When the Nazis occupied Romania, Paulina, her mother and two sisters were sent to a ghetto, while her father was forced into a labor camp. After the war they realized they had lost everything, including their home and had to scrounge for food. Later in life when Paulina was caring for her children after her husband died, she worked tirelessly so there would always be bread on the table. Edit credit: Alison Jacques

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