I kept a journal on my 2004 research trip to Vilnius, Lithuania, while I was writing Until Our Last Breath. Recently, San Diego Jewish World began an eight-part serialization of that journal, revised and edited for publication. “In Search of the Partisans of Vilna” will run weekly on Wednesdays through mid-July. In it, I write about specific experiences that made the Holocaust more real to me, the emotional impact of my journey, and the insights I gained that enriched the book.
My author page at San Diego Jewish World will have links to all eight parts of the journal. It’s at the halfway point now, with entry 4 published this week.