A follow-up story: Authorities caught the gunmen who broke into a woman's house in Deerfield three-years ago and tied up her family.
Authorities are investigating whether the men are part of a larger network that has hit the area for years.
The family escaped unharmed, but the mother said there was only one way to overcome the emotional trauma.
It's a struggle she's faced her entire life, and her family story starts 75-years ago in the Holocaust.
WGN’s Larry Potash tells Karen Kaplan's story of forgiveness. Watch in the video player above
For more information, you can check out Karen Kaplan's book, Descendants of Rajgrod.