With my great-uncle Pinkas, my grandfather’s brother. Bucharest, 1978

With my great-uncle Pinkas, my grandfather’s brother. Bucharest, 1978

Pinkas was in up his 90s when we met; he died in 1980 at the age of 98. He was the only one of my family to remain in Romania. And he scarcely remembered my grandfather — who had emigrated in 1911, the only one of the family to go to America.

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