CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 30, 2008

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 7)


To read previous segments of Bob Mendler’s story of being a Holocaust victim, click on:

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 1)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 2)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 3)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 4)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 5)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 6)

Today’s post is a little different than my usual writing.

The remainder of Mendler’s story isn’t written for the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM), because he is not well enough to help edit the final copy. He is very discouraged. He had knee surgery in January 2007, and is still experiencing a lot of pain.

“I’m so miserable, so unhappy,” he said several months after the surgery. “I just don’t want to do anything. I have so many appointments. I don’t know how I will carry on. The pain never goes away.”

He said the pain goes to his hips and back and a result is that he’s not able to sleep or sit at his computer.

I cannot imagine what it’s like to have experienced what he did during his teenage years, then have to experience the pain again as age and the effects of the Holocaust set in.

His loving wife has also been ill. You can encourage them by sending them a card. Address it as follows:
 
Bob Mendler
c/o Carolyn Holland
P. O. Box 300
Laughlintown, PA 15655
 
Thank you ahead of time for your “random act of kindness.”   

Although his story is incomplete in our magazine, it was published in the Westmoreland County Historical Society (PA) magazine. With their permission, I will post it in the BOLM (in two segments). The first segment (much of it a repeat of the previous posts, but written differently) will be posted Friday. The second segment will be posted next Monday Thank you for your patience my posting of this continuing story.

Carolyn
Additional Reading:

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 1)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 2)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 3)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 4)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 5)

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 6)

KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 1

KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 2

BLOOD TYPECASTING: A TOOL FOR CHOOSING A MATE

AN ADOPTION EXPERIENCE

DEFINING GOD

THE AMAZING BEAVER

BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION

FERAL BIRDS: THE LATEST COMMUNITY HAZARD

To receive a sample copy of the Beanery Online Newsletter E-mail beanerywriters@yahoo.com  with the words “NEWSLETTER SAMPLE” in the subject line.

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