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Edgar J. Krasa

of Newton, on February 7, 2017. Our family, friends, locally and abroad mourn the loss of Edgar. Only he and his parents survived the Holocaust.

His answer to the genocide was to rebuild his family. After starting life over 3 times from nothing in Czechoslovakia, Israel, and the USA, he achieved, together with his late wife of 65 years Hana (Fuchs) Krasa, all he could have dreamed of. With his boundless love, generosity, dedication, sacrifice, and hard work, he built a wonderful life, home, and family. For the past 30 years Edgar committed himself to share his survival story with thousands of children and adults at synagogues, churches, and universities. His legacy and contribution can be seen in the documentary “Defiant Requiem”.

He will be missed by sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Tatjana, Raphael and Debra and his five grandchildren Rachel, Yonatan, Benyamin, Rebecca, Alex and many friends.

A funeral service will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., MA 02466, followed by burial at King Solomon Cemetery, 2690 Centre St., W. Roxbury, MA 02132. Following the burial, Shiva will take place at Edgar’s residence with a minyan service at 5:30 pm and Monday 3:00-5:00 pm and beginning again at 7:00 pm with a minyan service at 7:30 pm.

Donations may be sent to Defiant Requiem Foundation, PO Box 6242, Washington, D.C. 20015 and Terezin Music Foundation, Astor Station, Box 206, Boston, MA 02123.


Dear Dani, Tatjana and family,

Dear Edgar (and Hana, too) “belong to the ages” as the Sages were sparse to say.
The triumphs and courage both of them demonstrated, time and again, are testaments
to the glory of life and the strength and courage to survive and to lead and to set
an example to their beloved family and to all of humankind……… especially to those who ‘touched’ to horrors of the Holocaust.

Ha Shem rewarded them, both, and blessed them, both, with sharp minds and great opportunities to tell and to retell their life stories to so very many people.

Baruch Dayan Ha Emet.

The memory of their presence among us for so many years will forever be for a
blessing to those of us who were privileged to have known them and to have
loved them.

Richard Salomon

-Richard Salomon
Boston, Massachusetts    United States

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