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Dan Reiter

Dan Reiter's story of the Holocaust, "All Your Firstborn," won the Florida Review Editor's Award in Fiction. His writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Tin House, The Offing, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. Visit him at www.dan-reiter.com.
My grandfather's origin story reads like a Horatio Alger myth: born to a poor family, hungry, resilient, determined to forge a better life for himself, he worked his way up through the ranks of a logging company—laborer, estimator, lead forester. While running a crew on a large property in the countryside, he met the teenage daughter of the estate owner; there, in the glow of the summer woods, the young forester, Eliyahu, and my...