Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters


On Thursday January 22nd, my grandmother – Sophie Rosner – passed away at the age of 96. She was a wonderful, intelligent woman who married Alex and united our family in so many ways. She was a teacher at the Walden School, and held a PhD in Education. She wrote her dissertation on racism in children’s literature.

IMG_4050Sophie made jewelry and built large, electrified, dollhouses after she retired. Stern but loving, quick witted and terrible at cooking, She is survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whose lives have all been touched by her. Among her other generosities, Sophie saved the letters that Alex and Sylvia wrote and make up this blog. Sophie will be sorely missed.



3 comments on “Sophie

  1. Dad
    January 25, 2015

    Beautiful. Thank you Molly. She loved you dearly, as you well know.

  2. Adrienne
    January 25, 2015

    Such lovely thoughts, Molly. Thank you for writing this today.

  3. Jerry
    January 26, 2015

    Yes, Thank you so much Molly for posting this. She Loved all her children, grand children and great grandchildren. she was an amazing women, afar ahead of her time in so many ways….

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