I am loathe to suggest that the atrocities committed by the Nazis -- as abhorrent and inexplicable as they were -- produced a "silver lining." Suggesting such a thing makes it sound like there were positives. There weren't.
But, generations later, the people who survived the atrocities have given us something beautiful: Unforgettable stories.
The New York Times' Keren Blankfeld found one of them -- the story of David Wisnia and Helen "Zippi" Spitzer. It's beautiful, tragic, triumphant and hopeless. The end gutted me.
Still, you won't forget their story.
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Molly Yanity, Ph.D.