flying irishman is going to miss this place
by Helen Fremont
Released in 1999, I came upon it in a used bookstore. It’s the story of a woman whose parents survived WWII in Poland and the Ukraine. After incredible hardship and trauma suffered during and right after the War, they finally emigrated to the United States and disguised their Jewish heritage, even from their two children, who they raised Roman Catholic. In her 30s, Fremont and her sister come to suspect and spend years researching, questioning their parents, and coming to terms with what they learn. It’s a brilliantly written memoir.