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Survival In Auschwitz

3 responses

  1. Thank you for the repost. I’m also enjoying the rest your site has to offer…

    November 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

    • You’re welcome. The Holocaust affected my family (my grandmother was interred at Bergen-Belsen and later, Auschwitz) and I grew up with stories of the atrocities. It always amazed me as a youngster how a society could allow such things to happen. Then I got older and i understood…

      November 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      • Interesting reflection, especially on how adulthood as perhaps educated you about the darkness of mankind and our capacity to do evil to others.

        My father’s side of my family was completely decimated by the Shoah — almost all were killed in Auschwitz — and I grew up with the enormous sense of how horrific the death camps, and the ideas and regime which allowed them, had been.

        On my website, I try to bear witness to the continued triumph — in the arts, sciences, and in society — of the Jewish people. And although I am only half-Jewish (father’s side), have never worshipped in a synagogue, and could easily pass as a WASP, I proudly take up the mantle of someone who is Jewish. As a philo-semite, I decided when I was pretty young, denial of Judaism in my family would not begin with me.

        Thank you again for reading and reposting.

        November 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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