Looking Beyond the Glittery Baubles

Posted on December 3, 2009

Tucked into Booth 55 in a showroom at 36 West 47th Street is A. Friedman Trading, where the proprietors, Alex and Evelyn Friedman, specialize in pearls. The pearls are sold only to the trade, but a chat with Mr. Friedman, a Holocaust survivor, is worth the stop. With gentle prompting, he will tell you about his escape to the United Kingdom via the Kindertransport, the rescue mission that saved Jewish children during World War II.

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