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Paul Krell: Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech
January 20, 2012 10:55 AM PST
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Paul Krell was a Holocaust survivor who worked as a child laborer in Auschwitz. His job was making uniforms for those trapped in the concentration camp. While in his 70's he gave yearly speeches commemorating lives lost on Holocaust Remembrance Day. This is one of his speeches.

Paul Krell is my father and though he passed away in 2009, I have this vestige of his voice which is now available to anyone who would like to listen to testimonies from concentration camp survivors. It is a speech he gave at Young Israel of Pelham Parkway, when it was located on Barnes Avenue in the Bronx. It was likely given on or after the year 2000.

For the record, Paul Krell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was made a citizen while stationed in Germany, with an American Indian as his witness. My father was a resilient man who believed that evil can be conquered with good and that kindness is king. He instilled his virtues and love of storytelling in me, which is why I am sharing his story with you. Blessed be his memory.

The Sense of Smell: Using It & Losing It (WVOX Radio)
May 20, 2011 03:08 PM PDT
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Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner interviews Michelle Krell Kydd and Kathleen Cochran about the sense of smell. The loss of the sense of smell (known as anosmia) is getting a lot of attention in the press. Doctors now recognize that there is a connection between anosmia and degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The common cold can also be responsible for the loss of the sense of smell.

The show's guests share their experience and expertise, offering insights into a sense that is often taken for granted. Ms. Kydd is a marketing/communications specialist and trained nose. She is also the editor of "Glass Petal Smoke," a blog about flavor and fragrance. Ms. Cochran is a writer and educational consultant who has Parkinson's disease.