Ben Heineman on the importance of creating a family history

Memories Lost: A Son’s Regret
The Atlantic
August 21, 2012
Commentary by: Ben Heineman, Belfer Center senior fellow
Topic: The importance of creating a family history

“My father, who was 98 years old, died recently. We were close friends for decades, and I have no regrets about our relationship.

Well, I do have one — and that regret may apply to many of us. I never sat down with a video camera and recorded his memories from a life that began on February 10, 1914, six months before World War I.”

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