A Twinkle in My Grandfather's Eye: Israeli Woman Learns About Dead Mother's Unlikely Survival Story Through Personal Diary

My grandfather's wartime diary sheds light on the fate of Jews from the small Polish town of Sokal - including Einat Drach's mother, who knew little about her story.

It was almost pure coincidence that brought the two of us together several weeks ago. Yet another of those emails from someone who had learned of my connection to the town of Sokal, searching for any information I might have about survivors, or, as in this case, simply wanting to connect. This time it happened to be a woman from a small communal village up in the Galilee.