*This episode contains heavy content, which may be triggering for some.* - There are some graphic and shocking discussions in this episode pertaining to The Holocaust. We believe this content must be heard in order to keep educating the World about these heinous crimes, in the hopes that they won't be continually repeated.
We have a chat with author, Keith Morgan. Keith is the writer of Ruta's Closet, which introduces the story of Ruta Kron Sigal (Hiiro's late grandmother, Jewish Holocaust child survivor) and her horrific experiences growing up in Shavl, Lithuania during WWII. Ruta (Ruth) was able to immigrate to Nova Scotia, Canada, eventually settling in Vancouver, BC. Keith also addresses the specifics of when he first met with Ruth and what sparked the beginning of this project that is also now slated for a 25-part podcast series covering the stories of Ruta's Closet!
Keith shares his initial beginnings of his writing and newspaper reporting career. He's originally from Blackpool, UK and actually came from the music industry?!
This informative, heartfelt and candid episode is both endearing and insightful. It touches on a subject that hits close to home for both of us, and one that is threaded throughout most of our other episodes. Thank you Keith for all the work you're doing in broadcasting the voices of Jewish ancestors to the current and future generations!
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