Archive for March 13, 2011
I loved reading this story and what an amazing man Zygmunt must have been. The courage, tenacity and strength he must have possessed to go through what he did and end up with an amazing family life and be an amazing person. Really an great example of ‘it doesn’t matter where you come from — you can succeed’.
Milwaukee, Wis. — Zygmunt Choroszy was buried Saturday with the number 134 tattooed on his arm. Tucked into his coffin was the faded holy card he would hide in his mouth from Nazi guards while at Auschwitz.
Choroszy, a Polish Catholic and political prisoner, was arrested for underground activity in late 1939. He survived five years at Auschwitz and other concentration camps before the liberation. Last week he died of congestive heart failure at age 90.
I love the honesty of kids. The way they look at everyday things just makes me smile — here’s a funny clip from SNL last night from Zach Galifianakis who I believe is just a sheer genius — interviewing for a new assistant: