Sad, in so many ways

Lublin. Source: Adam Jones at Wikimedia

Lublin. Source: Adam Jones at Wikimedia

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is on Sunday night. We may take one day out in the year to remember Holocaust victims, but there are some for whom every day is a memory, and a painful one at that.

Here’s a powerful and poignant perspective in a Times of Israel piece about Dita Kraus, a survivor who will light a memorial torch during this year’s ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial museum.

After the war:

“I had this need to talk about it, but I felt there were no listeners,” said Kraus. “When I met people who weren’t in concentration camps, they would tell me how they had suffered without eggs and milk, and how they had to be closed in their houses at night. They had no way of comparing; they weren’t able to.”

And now:

“There aren’t that many of us left, so we’ve become interesting.”

Read it all, here.

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