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Contents  Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Part I: Growing up Jewish in Prewar Latvia 1 1 My Background 3 2 Grandmother Emma 6 3 The Jewish Community of Riga 17 4 My Father 21 5 My Mother and Our Home 28 6 Grandmother Sophie and the Griliches Family 38 7 Sylvia 45 8 My Aunts and Uncles 48 9 Thea, Arthur, and Manfred Peter 58 10 Summers at Jurmala 65 11 My Schools 70 12 Soviet Occupation of Latvia 76 Part II: The War and Postwar Years 81 13 Germany Attacks the Soviet Union 83 14 The Nazis Enter Riga 86 15 Riga Ghetto 93 16 Aktion: The Destruction of the Riga Ghetto 99 17 Little Ghetto 106 18 KZ Kaiserwald 127 19 KZ Stutthof 132 20 Polte-Werke—Magdeburg 136 21 Liberation 141 22 Human Again 144 23 Finding Relatives 152 24 A New Country, a New Beginning 157 25 Building a Life 163 The Michelson Family Tree 167 The Griliches Family Tree 168 Notes 169 viii CONTENTS ...

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