Evgenia’s Shapiro’s Centropa interview: He could never forgive them. Until he could.

narrated by

Jane Bertish

Jakob Shapiro was a highly decorated Army officer who railed against Jews leaving their motherland for Israel. A construction engineer, he worked on building sites until he was 86. In his final years, Jakob Shapiro mused, “I’ll bet I would have done well there,” he said. “Guess I should have gone, too.”


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