Getting To Know Big Babi

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Thursday, October 30, 2003

Sophie is one of nearly 100 great-grandkids on the side of her father's grandmother, Serena - a 106-year old Holocaust survivor.

Besides the large family, and the age difference, there are other things making it hard for Sophie to get to know Serena: Sophie is not nearly as religious as Serena, they do not speak the same language (Sophie speaks English, her great-grandmother speaks  Yiddish), and then there are the adults of the family who protect Serena. But despite all of this, Sophie is determined to get to know her great-grandmother, and in doing so, she's learning a whole lot about herself and her family.

(Please note: Sophie's great-grandmother Serena died on August 21st, 2003 - just as Sophie was completing her story)


Sophie was mentored by Elaine Shen.


Sophie Rand

Comments [1]

Cesi Miro

Dear Sophie,

We went to pre-K together in Brooklyn. I have been searching for you for so long.

Please email me!


Jul. 19 2011 12:43 AM

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