To: Rozell Matt
Subject: WWII Living History project
Dear Mr. Rozell:
Quite serendipitously (to be explained at another time), my brother found out about and then forwarded me, to view your project’s website.
My mother Jean (nee’ Gusia Weinstock) was on that train near Magdeburg (from Bergen Belsen) and was liberated just as Lexie K. describes. She was brought to Hilerslaben and then went on to live in Brussels for 3 years before emigrating to the United States in 1948. She survived along with her parents and her only brother. At the time of her liberation, my mother was 15. She is now 77. I have been hearing this story my entire life.
Additionally, you will be surprised to know that my father (now 82)was in the American 1st Army 30th Infantry Division. At the time, I believe that he had already been wounded and was hospitalized in either Germany or England…but he can tell you more. Upon a post war trip home from visiting cousins in France, he met my Uncle on a Cunard ship…
My parents met in Brooklyn and married in June 1950.
They have many, many stories to tell…
My parents-Jean and Sol
Many thanks for your fantastic work and I hope to hear from you soon.
Lisette Lazinger Tarragano