Thursday, January 27, 2005

Awakenings

I'm working on a bunch of mind-numbing boring stuff, and some top-secret giftie stuff, so there are no pictures of knitting this morning.

Today is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I admit to a long-time ongoing interest in the Holcaust, fueled at least in part by a 4th grade teacher who read a book called Twenty and Ten to our class. I admit that I spent weeks, no, months, no, years reading everything that was in the library on that era. Many of the books I read would not be considered "suitable for children" these days, but my mother was an enlightened woman. And a reader. She did not censor my reading. Thank heaven!

So this morning on the way to work, I was moved to tears to hear Debra Fisher tell her father, Oscar's, story. The audio will be available after 10 a.m. ET. Listen. And reflect.



Comments:
I heard the reading the a.m. by Debra Fischer and indeed it was very moving! When she relayed the words of her father about the room you can never leave, it truly sent cold chills up and down my spine.
 
I had a friend in high school who was the daughter of survivors. That room affected her very being.
 
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