New York Today: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story, on Stage

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Jacqueline Kimmelstiel in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx.

Good morning on this lovely Tuesday. Jacqueline Kimmelstiel didn’t have a childhood. Mrs. Kimmelstiel and her family spent 12 years moving through cities and small towns throughout France during the Holocaust. “I had no youth, I had no teen years,” Mrs. Kimmelstiel said through tears in her tidy apartment in the Bronx. “I’m 89 years old and it bothers me to this day, that I didn’t get an education.” She is one of 32 Holocaust survivors whose life stories will be told on a stage in New York City and in Scarsdale in the coming weeks as part of Witness Theater, a program that pairs high school students and Holocaust survivors to create works for the stage. There are an estimated 50,000 Holocaust survivors in the New York City area, nearly twice as many as in the rest of the United States, according to Selfhelp Community Services, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on Holocaust survivors and is one of the largest providers of services for them. Born in Frankfurt, Mrs. Kimmelstiel moved through Nice, Limoges and small French villages to escape the Nazis. Read More, and See Today’s Weather and Commute »

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Metropolitan Diary

Dear Diary: Lined up in rows
Folded in thin papery wrap
Potato, kasha, or cherry cheese
Mrs. Stahl’s knishes.
Older ladies with hair tied up in netted buns
Handed over the knish
Too hot
Anyway unwrapping the crackling clear paper
Spotted with drops of oil
Burning your mouth if you could not wait to
Sink your teeth into the smooth potato
Or grace the roof of your mouth with the grainy kasha
In the summer we walked eating them
Out under the El
Down Coney Island Avenue one block
To the Boardwalk & Beach
In the winter we ate them in the store
Sitting on metal seats
Crowded around a small Formica table
With best friends
The store became our sanctuary
Mrs. Stahl’sa Brighton Beach landmark no more
But decades later easily recalling
The taste — the texture —
The warmth
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