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MEMORIES OF ANOTHER TIME PAST BUT NOT FORGOTTON
on 11 June 2012
This book brought me to tears on many occasions. Pappa Murray & his granddaughter told his story and that of his family, through the most horrendous time of his life in the various concentration camps, the loss of nearly all of his family except his sister. Everyday was a fight to stay alive. The Liberation of Belsen meeting his 1st wife Felia, How he moved to America and they had three children Rochelle, Mark & Sidney. How hard it was to live day to day, Papa Murray with his wife Felia were able to buy their own business a
little grocery store, their struggle to make it work. Felia began suffering flashbacks to the awful time in the camps, paranoia, depression, she had two stays in a psychiatric hospital and her eventual death. Many years later he met another survivor who had two children, her husband died from cancer. Pappa Muray married Tosia and they are still alive, papa is also a cancer survivor. There is no self pity, just sheer determination to survive. This book has been beautifully written. Please read it you will not be disappointed, and when you crumble about your life, not being able to go somewhere or buy something remember Pappa Murray & thousands of other people. All they wanted to do was to live.