Maurice Diamont survived the holocaust and, after liberation from the camps, came to the U.S.
When Diamont was ten he was frightened by a Nazi parade. He had grown up in Frankfurt, Germany, in a completely Jewish world. His family fled to Italy where he was safe until the Germans came in 1943. After that, it was a nightmare. But he survived the camps, as I say, and made his way to New York.
Here are his recollections about arriving in New York:
Willis Conover, the Voice of America disc jockey who fought the Cold War with cool music, captured the hearts and liberated the spirits of millions of listeners behind the Iron Curtain beginning in 1955 when his show first when on the air.
The folks who hang out at the Writers House have book recommendations for the holidays. Yesterday I walked around the house — room to room — talking to people about new books. Listen to our "holiday books" podcast by going here and clicking on podcast #11.