As a child, he begged his grandfather to take him to the local railroad yard...early on, he began drawing tracks and magnificent steam locomotives that billowed black smoke. There is irony here because in his youth, Pachner understood that railroads were to bring people together or to travel to inaccessible places, there by exposing all to other cultures. These same railroads became arteries of death, having brought millions of people to killing sites and concentration camps. STEPHEN C. FEINSTEIN