We all want to congratulate our colleague and friend Larry Yudelson on the first-place prize he won from the American Jewish Press Association.
We learned this week that a story he wrote — “One bullet at a time: French priest finds graves, unearths stories from Europe’s killing fields,” published in our January 23, 2015, issue, won the AJPA’ Simon Rockower Award of Excellence in Writing About Jewish Heritage and Jewish Peoplehood in Europe.
The story was both fascinating and profoundly moving; it gave us insight into an aspect of the Holocaust that most of us knew nothing about, the lingering guilt, denial, and regret with which onlookers, then children and teenagers, now in their 70s or early 80s, have lived. It also introduced us to Father Patrick Desbois, a very good man who does very hard and very good work.
Yashir koach, Larry. We’re all so proud of you!