About the 4th week of every school year there is a ritual. It goes on in schools all over the world and has been happening for decades. Parents pick out nice clothes for their children to wear, and the kids gather for a class photo. They usually line up in rows with their teacher standing … Continue reading Class Photos – 1942, 1968, 2003
Yesterday the State of Connecticut held its 35th Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration. My mother was the keynote speaker. Instead of writing about it, I'll let mom speak for herself. The video of the entire ceremony is a little over an hour. Mom is speaking for about 20 minutes starting at the 32 minute mark. Spoiler alert: … Continue reading Way to Go, Mom!
This year’s theme for Holocaust Remembrance Day is Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs. I have been thinking about this at both the large and the small levels. What are the warning signs? When and where do bigotry and prejudice start? When do human beings learn to either point to someone who is “different” and … Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day
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