Yom Hashoah, Harry Potter, and Reality TV

HP I have an unshakeable feeling this Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. And that is that the day we mark the Jewish status as victims is only still significant in that we no longer are.

On Work and Freedom: For Holocaust Remembrance Day and Durban II

Grandma Esther & Grandpa Al, about 2 years after her liberation from Auschwitz. My amazing grandmother, Esther Klein, is turning 91 next month. She was in her mid-twenties when she was liberated by the Swedish Red Cross from an aimless, endless transport, after having spent several nearly lethal winter weeks in Ravensbrueck. Before that, she'd "worked" for several months in Auschwitz, after having lived for a very short time, along with her elderly pa[...]