By Katie Liesener/ Staff Writer
Thursday, December 15, 2005

A renowned Holocaust historian, lecturer, Fulbright professor and author, longtime Weston resident Vera Laska lived a life so like a movie that Hollywood producers are discussing making one of it.

Despite the public accolades, her story is most intimately told by the two pieces of jewelry she wore for most of her life until she passed away Sunday night from lung cancer at the age of 77. One is the wedding band from her husband of over 40 years, Andy. The other is a ring from a buzz bomb she wore on a charm bracelet – she had stolen the piece as a slave laborer in a Nazi munitions factory during World War II. Full story.