A Holocaust Survivor Lifts Neighbours in Dark Times

Simon Gronowski was profiled recently in the New York Times. He has spoken to IJC about his experiences during World War II in Belgium when he escaped from a cattle wagon on the deadly route from Mechelen, where Belgian Jews were rounded up, to Auschwitz. He spent many months hidden in the attics of Catholic families until Belgium was liberated. In this article he talks about drawing on those memories to encourage others during the Covid confinement and the role of music in his life.