Contrary was a word used to describe him. It hardly seems adequate considering his actions and the strength of his resolve. An old man, his former teacher, remarks with a smile how he was always thus. Now his body lies lifeless, Nazi officer shouting over him, 'Obey, I said,  'not disobey.' Picture credit: source unknown…Read more DISOBEY

Tosca’s Tale

Seventy years since the survivors' of Auschwitz were liberated, I was watching a tv documentary where six of them recounted their stories of survival and the terrible aftermath they've endured, of nightmares and tragedies. One Polish man, Dr Tadeusz Smreczynski, who became a doctor and practiced general medicine within ten minutes of the camp gates,…Read more Tosca’s Tale