8 Long Seconds

By Jamie-Lee Dwyer

AS a 12 year-old Jewish boy in Warsaw, Poland during World War II, Alex Tomkin narrowly escaped a gruesome fate and in all likelihood eventual death at one of the German extermination camps. His savior was none other than one of the Nazi officers sent to his district to gather Jewish people for the camps. 8 of the longest seconds in his short life saw Alex Tomkin have his life spared by this man without any explanation as to why he’d been saved when others hadn’t. Read more »