“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she… Bitterly she weeps at night… there is none to comfort her…When her people fell into enemy hands there was none to help her…All her people groan as they search for bread…their skin has shriveled on their bones… our skin is hot as an oven…I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.” (Excerpts of Lamentations)
When I read these words I have no doubt they were written prophetically about The Holocaust of WWII. But for most of my life this statement was not true. As a Gentile I had little knowledge of the Jewish people, or even of the Holocaust itself. But that is no longer true.
As a Gentile I had little knowledge of the Jewish people, or even of the Holocaust itself. But that is no longer true. For the past twelve years I have been privileged to hear firsthand the words of the Survivors’ experiences and seen today’s tears while reliving the past.
When meeting a Holocaust Survivor for the first time I was unprepared for the depth of raw anguish that was revealed to me. The weeping that tore from Evgenia as she described the gnawing hunger of an eight year old living in the ghetto. Her mother had nothing more to give her than the hoof of a horse to chew on. That suffering child is who she still is today.
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