Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Going to that gymnasium was one of the lucky breaks of my father's life. in the year he graduated at the top of his class and applied and accepted at Kaunas medical school there were stiff quotas on the number of Jews admitted to study medicine. coming from the gymnasium, he was not recognized or counted as Jewish by the admissions staff. just one year later, that quota of Jews accepted to study medicine was reduced to zero; his acceptance would have been all the luckier.