Current Read

Culture

I’m currently reading, “All But My Life” by Gerda Weissmann Klein. This is a true story of a teenage girl during the holocaust. Gerda and her family live in Poland and slowly but surely, the Nazis take their town and take away their lives.

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This is not the first holocaust book I have read and won’t be the last. I have read other books and have been to a concentration camp. The horrors are still unbelievable to me. But more than that, I read these books because the strength, perseverance, and love of ordinary people, ordinary families is also unbelievable, and not to be forgotten.

When I visited a camp outside of Berlin last year,  I remember the tour guide said, “Don’t try to rationalize what happened in your head. There is no rational explanation”.