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Dovid Zaklikowski

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“Chazan, why are you here?” asked an officer whom he encountered. “Are you not supposed to be eating now?”
A son’s torment at leaving his parents behind during World War II
His parents had been painfully trying to reach him the entire time he was in Shanghai . . . For months upon months, they had not been able to make contact with him. Had he made the right decision to depart from them? What ever happened to them? Would he e...
When they played, Zalman Aharon, the older son, would sit on a chair and put a hat on his head. He was the rebbe. Sholom Ber would prepare himself and then enter the “rebbe”’s room for a private audience.
Even though Basia was occupied with supporting her family, three times a week she would make the long trip to visit her husband.
A child’s memories of life in Soviet Russia
They commanded Father to dress and come with them. Father came to my small bed, bent down, and gave me a kiss, long and painful. Tears—big ones, hot ones, blazing ones—rolled off his cheek and onto my forehead.
As the hours passed, the students became frustrated, and some planned on closing the doors early. They began assessing the cause of the failure.
At one point during the trip, the horse suddenly changed course and took her own route, going back in the direction from where they had come.
As she was washing, a known local robber and swindler swiped the ring and ran off... She shrieked that the robber just made off with her ring. "It is worth 100 coins!"
Just before the siege, Yaakov met his sister, Ita Sosonkin at the outskirts of Leningrad. With tears in their eyes, they promised each other that whoever stays alive will take care of the other's children.
As he was running his hands up the side of the coats, he suddenly realized that his pockets were still filled with wads of money from that day's dealings.
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