AWhen Adrian Kerner, 47, opened the wooden box lined with cloth, he had no idea that it was holding a secret. He had found it when the grandparents’ house was liquidated – and hadn’t had the heart to throw the box away. He put it aside for now.
Inside are the personal documents of his grandfather Joseph, who died in 1980, neatly sorted. Family photos. A passport that has long expired. And, at the bottom, a carefully folded, yellowed document consisting of three closely written pages. It looks like it has been carefully smoothed over and over again with your fingers for many decades.
It’s a ticket to America.