Joanie Schirm

  • A timeless, universal wish.

    A timeless, universal wish.

    In the Czech language, Poslední přání translates to last wish.  Seventy-five years ago today, in Nazi-occupied Bohemia my Jewish grandfather Arnošt Holzer sat down at his desk in Prague and wrote his Poslední přání in a letter to my father. By then, my young physician Dad, Oswald “Valdik” Holzer had fled his native land in…