For 52 years, Morris and Mollie Pollard have been partners in life, building a home, raising a family and traveling the world together. Now they share something else: fear.
They worry about their son, Jonathan, who is serving a life prison term for selling secrets to Israel. They wonder if they'll live to see him a free man again. And they're haunted by questions about themselves."It's on our minds day and night," said Pollard, 75, a scientist and professor emeritus at Notre Dame University. "We wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning and we look at each other and say, `How did we ever get involved in something like this? What happened? Is it our fault?' "
"Did we expose our children to too much in this world of the damage done to Jewish people as a result of the Holocaust? And yet we feel that this is something that we should never forget."
The Pollards say they wanted their two sons and daughter - Jonathan, 36, is the youngest - to know about the millions of Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. It was more than a history lesson. Mollie Pollard lost more than 70 members of her family in the Holocaust.
So on trips to Europe, the Pollards toured concentration camps. Jonathan, then a teen, was deeply moved. He developed an allegiance to Israel. Years later, it led to his undoing.