Friday, January 27, 2012
Last Thoughts on Holocaust Remembrance Day
This picture haunts my dreams.
It is a picture of Jews being rounded up in the Warsaw ghetto (Poland) just before they were shipped off to the Treblinka death camp.
I see my children's faces in that little boy.
When CM1 was studying the history of immigration in 5th grade they had to dress up as immigrants. They were pretending to go through Ellis Island. Someone put a poorboyhat on his head. It looked just like the hat that boy in the picture was wearing. When I showed up at school, saw what he was wearing, I removed that hat from his head as soon as I could.
To this day, even though they are grown men, I will not bring one of those hats into my house...
Meanwhile apparently it has become an acceptable part of the political discourse in the United States to accuse Jews who do not agree with the Obama administration's Middle East Policy as disloyal to their country.... read HERE.....
Some nights pictures of little Jewish boys in Poland haunt my dreams.
Until next time,