The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms

by Jerry Bagel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/19/2019

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781532079689
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781532079696
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781532079672
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781663206206

About the Book

In June, 1991 sitting in his hospital room contemplating cardiac bypass surgery my father said, “Vus ich hot adorch geleibt!” (What I have lived through!) I wasn’t sure at the time if he meant his recent heart attack but over time especially after researching his journey it became clear to me. I thought I knew my dad’s plight only to realize some of his most horrible experiences were never brought to my attention. The adage of the first casualty of war is the truth hung in the balance with loss and trauma deserves its own sanctity. Helen Friedman and Sam Bagel walked through the shadows of death, lost their entire nuclear families, and like the Phoenix bird re-emerges from its own ashes, they too resurrected themselves to start a family, be happy and thankful people.

About the Author

Jerry Bagel, the son of Sam and Helen Bagel grew up on a chicken farm in East Windsor, New Jersey. Recognizant that his holocaust survivor parents were different than his Jewish and non-Jewish friends parents. He attended the Hightstown school system form kindergarten through twelfth grade. Upon completion of his Dermatology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1985 he returned home to East Windsor to open up dermatology practice. He is deeply appreciative of his parent's strength and support. Professionally he specializes in the treatment of psoriasis. He has two children Rick and Bridget and one grand-daughter Isabella.