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ALEXANDER KIMEL - HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR
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In Memoriam of Barry Milch

by Alexander Kimel

A generation goes, a generation comes and the world keeps turning (From the Talmud). Barry Milch belonged to an unusual generation of Jewish children who miraculously survived the Holocaust, avoiding the brine belching chimneys of Auschwitz. It was also the generation of children who survived without parents and were left to their own resources to face life's trials and tribulations in a devastated, hostile world. This generation of children suffered most during and after the Holocaust.

Life is a quest for a gradual, seamless adjustment to different stages of life: from babyhood to childhood, from the teenage years to adulthood, parenthood and eventually to the acceptance of the diminishing powers of old age. Barry as well as the other Chlidren of the Holocaust made a quantum adjustment from the overprotected childhood to the senseless cruelty of the Holocaust years, to adulthood in in strange countries, of different culture and traditions, and new languages.

Life was not easy for Barry. Upon arrival to Australia he worked for the railways, while living in a migrant camp at Rooty Hill. Through hard work he was able to leave the camp, marry and establish a family. Barry built a successful delicatessen business in Double Bay, but being unhappy he had the courage to sell the business and at the age of 48 enter the University, to study law. Consequently at the age of 53 he became a solicitor. Very few people would have the courage, audacity and perseverance to take this path.

Nevertheless Barry Milch had a successful life. When a person passes away, when his Book of Life is closed, we imprint in our memory the image of the deceased that will stay with us forever. I believe that the most important asset a person leaves behind is his Good Name. The Talmud teaches us that a good name is better than gold (Tov Shem Tov M'Shemen Tov). Barry left behind a good name and a lovely family to attest to it. Barry had a successful life and we are all going to miss him.


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