Re: Holocaust Survivors and Victims #holocaust


A dear friend of mine, now deceased, fled with his family from Austria to Cardiff, Wales, the same week the Germans arrived.  He was 9 years old and had two younger brothers.  The three were put into foster care for about a year while their father was in the Royal Army and their mother tried to find work and establish herself enough to take back her children.  

My friend was tremendously traumatized by the experience, even though he never set foot in a camp. Despite the fact that he was essentially a citizen of the world, who held British, Israeli and American passports and spoke six languages, he was only really at home in Israel. I consider him both a victim and a survivor.  

Do we really have to classify people as one or the other?
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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