Chapter 2 – 4: “Hand-drawn Map of Jedwabne”

ch2-3My father drew for me from memory a map of Jedwabne, a place he had last seen seventy years earlier. He prepared me with vivid and compelling images, with names of streets and the exact location of the family home. The map was accurate. Following my father’s specific directions, I walked the precise number of steps from the wall of the Christian cemetery to the spot where his old wooden home once stood.