“… At one Thanksgiving,” Mr. Rosenbaum explains, “in 1982 — one of the last ones I had with my father before he had a stroke — he mentioned out of the blue that he had a cousin, a second cousin or something like that, who died in the Holocaust.” The off-hand remark came as a shock.
“My father had never mentioned him till [sic] then. I started wondering: Why did he mention it then?” The questions nagged. “At a certain point I started thinking about all of the victims of the Holocaust as part of my extended family.”
“Looking for Hitler: Rosenbaum’s Revenge,” Forward, June 26, 1998, Page 12