The Rose Temple

Memoir and Historical Narrative by S. Mitchell Weitzman

About the Authors


Lucia Weitzman was born Rose Berl in Bochnia, Poland in 1940. Her Jewish parents perished in the Holocaust. A Catholic couple raised her. After escaping arrest by Communist authorities in
1961, she immigrated to the United States and married a Jewish man, Herman Weitzman, raising a family with him in suburban Detroit. She currently resides in Florida and New York and is working on a book that explores the mystical meanings of some of Judaism’s most sacred artifacts.


Mitchell Weitzman is a counsel with the Food and Drug Administration in the Washington, D.C. area. He has written for the Washington Jewish Week, Coping, and several healthcare journals. He co-wrote The Rose Temple with Lucia over a span of over eighteen years and is currently working on a children’s adaptation of The Rose Temple.