Dvoyra Kohn/Dvora Slomovic

Goldie Morris honors her mother Dvoyra, who was a Holocaust survivor. In order to escape the Germans, she fled her hometown and traveled east to Russia. During the arduous journey, her two-year old son starved to death and perished in her arms. Goldie remembers her mother as a “broken woman” who was nonetheless able to raise a family when she eventually relocated to the United States, thanks to the efforts of her cousin Harry Gordon. Goldie recalls that her mother was an excellent seamstress and a good cook. Before she died, she suffered from a stroke, but she continued to work at home even though she had lost much of her mobility.

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