My Other Grandpa

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© Alyse Liebovich
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My senior year at NYU I participated in a program that matched college students with local Holocaust survivors.

S. and I became fast friends during our weekly visits. That February my paternal grandfather, my only remaining grandparent, passed away.

Having S. in my life is like having a grandpa again. Before I embarked on a trip to Israel this month to rediscover my Jewish roots-which he always encouraged me to do-I made sure to visit him in NY.

I am proud to call S. part of my family

18 responses

  • Alyse Liebovich

    Alyse Liebovich said (29 Jul 2007):

    he does! i printed/frame a copy for him as a thank you before i left nyc for good

  • Ohad Rosen

    Ohad Rosen said (30 Jul 2007):

    A powerful, beautiful picture. thank you.

  • Elizabeth Suman

    Elizabeth Suman (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2007):

    This is awesome Alyse.

  • Matthew Mahon

    Matthew Mahon said (24 Sep 2007):

    this image is badass! enough said.

  • Chalit Saphaphak

    Chalit Saphaphak said (28 Sep 2007):

    Nice pic!....

  • Evan Jones

    Evan Jones said (30 Sep 2007):

    What a gorgeous photograph. Excellent narrative.

  • c guess

    c guess said (6 Oct 2007):

    this is fantastic!

  • Kaya Lee

    Kaya Lee said (17 Oct 2007):

    I like this pic ..it`s wondeful!!

  • Enikő Lőrinczi

    Enikő Lőrinczi said (25 Oct 2007):

    Such a good phorograph! Thanks for the description, much appreciated.

  • Alyse Liebovich

    Alyse Liebovich said (25 Oct 2007):

    thank you all so much!
    i really appreciate all the support and kind words.
    love,
    alyse

  • Jozef Jakubco

    Jozef Jakubco gave props (27 Oct 2007):

    excellent

  • ingrid rivera

    ingrid rivera said (4 Nov 2007):

    This is such a tribute. Your photo is fantastic.

  • Evan

    Evan (Deleted) said (8 Nov 2007):

    Beautiful shot mate.
    Love it.

  • Bill Hathaway

    Bill Hathaway gave props (17 Jul 2008):

    This a wonderful shot and story.

  • Joshua Velong

    Joshua Velong gave props (15 Aug 2008):

    really rather moving

  • Pablo Jimenez

    Pablo Jimenez gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    amazing portrait!

  • Alyse Liebovich

    Alyse Liebovich said (11 Sep 2009):

    Thank you all again for your kind words.

    Nick--I used to when I had access to a darkroom. I miss it.

  • José Porcayo

    José Porcayo gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Love it, this is just amazing!!

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