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April 21, 2009

Finding Family Through Song

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Though he's retired as a cantor, Leopold Szneer always sings on this day in memory of those who died.

Leopold himself is a Holocaust survivor. He always thought he was the only one left in his family - until one day, four years back, when he was listening to a CD of cantorial singers. Leopold noticed a name on the back of the CD he knew well—Katchko. That led him to cantor Debbie Katchko, the granddaughter of his father's cousin.

Leopold and Debbie talk with Dick Gordon about what it means to have found family they thought was lost, and to share their love through singing.

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