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Hope Expired, Life Persists

Stupay A: Hope Expired, Life Persists (2014). This book is the story of Jacob Stupay, the author’s uncle, who was a well-known ophthalmologist in Łodz, Poland. He trained at the prestigious Berlin University and lived an elite life-style before the Nazis prevented him from practicing medicine and confined him to the Łodz ghetto. After the tragic death of his wife, children and closest family members, he was hidden by a Gentile relative. The book documents the horrors of the last days in Warsaw and how these life experiences impact survivors like Jacob Stupay.

Featured in B’nai Gombin Issue #34, September 2014.

Hope Expired, Life Persists was published by Lodz University Press in July 2014.