The item I will be talking about is my grandfather’s memoir. It comes from his memory and was written in New Jersey. My grandfather, Alec Feiner, gave it to my mother, who now keeps it in our house. He came to the U.S. in 1953 from Bremerhaven, Germany. I connect to it most on his birthday, when we think of him most. This object is important to me because it serves as a way to remember and respect those lost in the Holocaust. This object connects to me in a way that tells me who he was, because I never got the chance to really meet him. My grandmother Helen (his wife) was the one who bound and made the book.
– Asher Coughlan