Holocaust remembered in book tour

Author Helen Waldstein visits Congregation Emanu-El synagogue

Helen Waldstein’s family barely escaped Czechoslovakia in 1939 as the Nazi grip tightened on Europe.

Her family received heartbreaking letters from friends and relatives throughout the war while safe on a southern Ontario farm, but it wasn’t until Waldstein re-read the letters as an adult that she realized their significance.

Those stories will be recounted from her latest book, Letters from the Lost, on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El synagogue, 1461 Blanshard St. Admission is by donation.

To read the first chapter of Waldstein’s book, visit lettersfromthelost.com.