My mother never knew what happened to her family - the Kaplan Family of Lodz, Poland.
The last she knew, they had been trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Every Yom Kippur she stayed in bed and did not get up. She said, "This is the one day I allow my self to mourn for my family."
The rest of the days she lived life. My mother Hala (nee Kaplan) Krakowiak Arnay "ז״ל" died in NYC in 1999. She was saved from her family's fate by a visa from Aristides de Sousa Mendes.