Czech students who created the panels had personal connections

‘Neighbors Who Disappeared’ is at The Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunim through March 27.

By TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

As they researched their “disappeared” neighbors, some Czech students learned they had Jewish ancestors themselves.

One discovered a great-grandfather’s diary in which he named the relatives awaiting deportation and wrote about restrictions on Jews.

A girl’s grandmother, of Roma ancestry, recalled being hustled out of her home wearing only her nightgown, and being helped by a woman who had other children.

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