May 9, 2007

The Quote Shelf

Medieval text with Latin script A frequent feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.

The Holocaust was not an event that ended in 1945, at least not for the survivors. Not for me. It continued on and on because my mother and I were alone. Because my father’s family no longer existed and I was its sole survivor. It continued on in the struggle of extreme poverty that we experience in the early years in this country. It continued on and on, coloring every thought I had, every decision I made. It continued on in the Bronx, on ordinary streets, at the kitchen table. It continued on invisible. --Irena Klepfisz

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