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On Noah’s Ark

Was my surrogate father an escaped Nazi?

By William Gill   49

Iwas born in Buenos Aires in 1946. My mother left my father when I was two years old; it was a sudden end to a failing marriage, and she took me with her (my brother and sister, both older than me, stayed with our father). We moved into a recently finished apartment building. I still remember what must have been my first hours there as soundless images of bare walls and naked light bulbs dangling from ceiling roses. If I were pushed to associate an emotion with that early memory, unhappiness wouldn’t feature at all-just a feeling of puzzlement or…

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