Scattered Rays of Light

One big family. Immediate danger of destruction. Tiny rays of hope.

Yaakov was the youngest son of the Kotowskis, a well-to-do Jewish family in the small Polish town of Skulsk, who enjoyed the respect and admiration of local Jews and Christians alike.

The quiet life of the family was disrupted abruptly when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

Soon, its members were deported to a faraway village where they suffered horrific torments at the hands of the Germans and their collaborators.

The head of the family, who was blessed with sharp instincts, grasped what was about to take place and instructed his children to disperse in different directions, in the hope that at least some of them would be able to survive.

This is the fascinating story of the Kotowski family, who was thrown deep into the flames that lit the fire that exterminated six million Jews, and yet, over half of the ten-member family managed to flee the blazing inferno against all odds.