I began my life as a child in war-ravaged Hungary, and now have the sweet luxury to live my golden years in freedom, security, and peace in San Diego.

In between came years of loss, imprisonment and exile, before my family and I were allowed to come to the United States.

As a musician and teacher I have tried to be a good American. I have never forgotten my roots as a Jew, fortunate enough to have been saved from the Holocaust. I wish for my sons, and their children yet to come, to always know of their good fortune to be Jews in America.