Sunday at sundown starts Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Some institutions like the museums will be having weeklong observances. I always try to mark the day, wherever I may be, but this year the moment has in many ways become a bit more personal for me. I will blog about that on my other blog theundergroundgirls.wordpress.com . I encourage you to visit that later when you can as I will be posting this evening at some point.
For now, and to post about Yom HaShoah here, I decided to do something simple but different. I thought I would give a nod to the those who survived. In their own ways, while they lived, they also died in those camps. The person that went in never emerged again. I came across the photo above the other day and ended up pinning it to my Pinterest board. This is Rachel. She is 10 in this photo which was taken 2 years after she was liberated from Auschwitz. Take a good look at the face, ponder the context and her past for a couple moments. There’s nothing more I can say that will add to that.