Diary of a Love That Perished in Auschwitz

It took Alice Lehmann decades to dare to open the journals of her first love, Bernie Sapir, who was murdered in Auschwitz. Now the 88-year-old Jerusalemite has shared their tragic tale in a heartrending book.

On November 6, 1942, Bernie Sapir wrote the last lines of his diary. Under the heading, "A letter to my darling," he wrote the following to Alice, the girl he'd met the previous winter: "In closing, I'd like to address a few words to you directly. It's been almost four months since you left me, four terrible months that have been dark and difficult for all of us. My darling, I have to be...