Finding Relly: My Family, The Holocaust and Me (Paperback)
Rosemary Schonfeld grew up as the daughter of a Czech immigrant in post-war UK and Canada, unaware of her father’s Jewish identity and of what really happened to his absent relatives. In adulthood she began to feel compelled to find out whether Relly, who had been married to her father’s brother and survived Auschwitz, was still alive. Relly was an exceptional person who lived a full, rich life without bitterness despite losing her entire family. Through conversations with her, the author started to understand not only what happened to her father, grandparents, and uncles, but also began to understand the many impacts of being a second-generation Holocaust survivor. Finding Relly explores the impact of the Holocaust in both the past and present. There is a danger of the Holocaust being relegated to the distant past; Finding Relly will help it keep its contemporary relevance.
Rosemary Schonfeld is a professional musician and composer. She also published short stories in anthologies and an illustrated book.