A scarred wooden toy chest reveals the story of an ambitious New York box maker and the tragic end of a family business.
The Ratner family became established in the Fifth Ward of Albany, N.Y. Abe bottled soda water and Rose nurtured a brood of children.
How in finding the man, I discovered my Galician roots.
The home of a French Jewish jeweller was "Aryanized" and became a Nazi salon during the Occupation.
From 1880s to the 1930s, the Ringel family prospered in the garment trade in the German capital. Herman made men's outerwear.