2011-02-25 / Letters

A Life Of Miracles

Dear Editor,

My stepfather’s, Morris Sorid’s, 100th birthday is actually February 28 and was acknowledged a bit early. It should be noted that Morris led a remarkable life full of joys and tragedies. In your article (page 55) he is pictured holding the book he authored, “One More Miracle.“ The memoir details his experiences during the Holocaust. Having lost his entire family, including a 3-year-old daughter, to the Nazis, and after all the Jews were evicted from their homes in Pruzana, Poland, Morris fled to the forests of Belorussia.

In the forests Morris joined a Partisan Brigade that fought against the evil Nazi regime. Surviving the terrible war years and the Holocaust perpetrated on the Jewish people, Morris emigrated to America and rebuilt a new life.

On a happier note, his life in Rockaway Park since 1982 with his second wife, Henia, has been fulfilling and replete with many family and friends. Now in his sunset years his daily life is enriched by the activities of Rockaway Park JASA Senior Center and our thanks go to the wonderful staff who make each day festive and important for each of the seniors who attend the program. Morris, a man to be respected and admired, is loved by all who know him. We all wish for Morris to continue in good health and happiness as he begins his 101st Year.

BETTY ZAPLOSKI

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