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A Tiny Package Unwrapped

Dave Barkey

Published November 14th 2014
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Twelve-year old Johann Stein witnessed the execution of his rabbi father when the family was incarcerated at Auschwitz. Escaping at his mothers urging, he survived in Warsaw hiding from the Gestapo and stealing clothes and food from unguarded yards.MoreTwelve-year old Johann Stein witnessed the execution of his rabbi father when the family was incarcerated at Auschwitz. Escaping at his mothers urging, he survived in Warsaw hiding from the Gestapo and stealing clothes and food from unguarded yards. After the demise of the Third Reich, Johann survived by finding odd jobs. He would eventually enroll in the Polytechnic University to become an engineer. When one of his professors invited him to a social evening at his home, he met Genevieve Pulansky, the professors daughter, a nurse. In spite of a courtship that revealed their opposing world views, they married expecting their love would prevent the friction that proved to be inevitable. Johanns agnosticism versus Genevieves Catholicism erupted when pregnancy occurred earlier than Johanns planning allowed. Neither divorce nor abortion were acceptable to Genevieve. Their turbulent relationship included their son Leland who was rejected by his father.Would a hell-on-earth existence plague this family forever?