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Lucia Weitzman and her Brzesko ancestors

by: Mitchell Weitzman
January 11th, 2021

“Lucia Weitzman and her Brzesko ancestors,” by Dr Anna Brzyska, as featured on the website:  Association Memory and Dialogue. Common History.

Eternal Rose

by: Mitchell Weitzman
January 11th, 2021

“Eternal Rose” — Mitchell’s poem to honor his mother, Lucia, on her 81st birthday.

A New Horizon: The Story Behind Lucia Weitzman’s Appearance at Yemin Orde Youth Village

by: Mitchell Weitzman
July 1st, 2020

In an emotional visit to Israel’s Yemin Orde Youth Village in June 2019, Lucia Weitzman shared her story of resilience and hope with a group of diverse students. Yemin Orde is home, school, and safe haven for at-risk immigrant youth from around the world. It was initially established for orphaned Holocaust survivors—as Lucia was. This […]

Papa in the Sky: A Letter to My Father on Rosh Hashanah

by: Mitchell Weitzman
September 9th, 2018

  Dear Papa,   When you left us 25 years ago, passing away peacefully in your sleep, I wonder what was foremost in your mind. Was it your legacy? Were you worried about us carrying on?  Please be assured that your legacy is very much cherished and honored, and that we have carried on in […]

Tisha B’Av 5788

by: Mitchell Weitzman
July 22nd, 2018
The Rose Temple

“Your work will help rebuild the Temple.”           — Lucia Weitzman, The Rose Temple: A Child Holocaust Survivor’s Vision of Faith, Hope and Our Collective Future Lucia Weitzman is a woman on a quiet, private spiritual journey. Yet she is inspired to write a passage with implications that are controversial and […]

Helping Children in Crisis

by: Mitchell Weitzman
June 28th, 2018

“Even if there was darkness, I was always looking for the light.”           –Lucia Weitzman, The Rose Temple In The Rose Temple, Lucia recounts a childhood filled with fear and uncertainty as a Jewish girl raised Catholic in postwar Poland. Despite her challenges, she was an honors student and a church […]

Divine Communication

by: Mitchell Weitzman
April 18th, 2018

“I see a large gold envelope near my bed. There is the most beautiful white and gold flame coming from it. But the envelope was not consumed by the flame.” — Lucia Weitzman, spiritual messenger, and co-author, The Rose Temple. Think about the signs in your life that make you believe God is trying to […]

I Refuse to Let My Grandfather Be Erased From History

by: Mitchell Weitzman
June 21st, 2017

This month, I am launching a search for anything and anyone related to my maternal grandfather, Michael Berl, who died in the Holocaust. What’s worse (if that’s even possible) is how little is known about him. There is no photo of him. I’m not sure what he did for a living. There is not even […]

How Mother’s Day Can Change The World

by: Mitchell Weitzman
May 11th, 2017

This Mother’s Day, I am of course grateful for the life and nurturing my mother gave me.  And I am blessed that she is still with me.  Yet even in the annals of mother-son bonds, I dare say that our bond has been unusually strong given our eighteen-year collaboration on a book about her extraordinary […]

A Yom HaShoah Reflection: Lucia Weitzman Talks About Choices

by: Mitchell Weitzman
April 19th, 2017
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Choices Have Both Personal and Universal Consequences The Biblical story of Adam and Eve demonstrates how choices have both personal and universal consequences.   On Yom HaShoah, as we recall the enormity of the Holocaust, we should consider all the personal choices, from the seemingly trivial (such as a childhood taunt) to the significant (such the […]