Tuesday, March 30, 2010

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH

I have previously said that I think I am a pretty good writer until I come across a masterful one. Then I am in awe while realizing my limitations. I will keep practicing.

That is the case having just finished reading Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. I was 6 months and 2 days old on July 16, 1942. In all these years later, I don't recall having heard of Vel' d'Hiv -- the day the Jews of Paris and their children were sent to slaughter by Parisian police and other citizens.

This book is a gripping, painful, insightful,emotional commemorative that you will be hard pressed to put down. It may cause you to temporarily hate the beautiful city, until you realize that Europe was infected with the insanity and barbarism of Nazism. It will also make you appreciate those non Jews who tried, often in vain, to help those who were made to wear the yellow stars. As the title of this blog suggest, anyone can be spell bound by this book as it alternates between then and now.

Tonight is the second night of Passover. Zakhor. Al Tichkah. Remember. Never Forget.Never again!

More on this tomorrow.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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