On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I wish you joy. But how can I begin this day by wishing JOY?
Because I can begin this day.
Because my grandparents survived the Holocaust - without which I wouldn't be here.
Because my grandparents survived the Holocaust by finding any bits of joy they could to keep going.
Yes, my grandmother and grandfather were Holocaust survivors. But I still lost them to it. Their minds were casualties well after their bodies continued. Then, as a very young child, each of them passed within months of each other.
I never had the chance to speak to them about it, so I’ve been on a quest to speak to as many survivors as possible. Especially now that so few remain.
But imagine being able to share your experience - vividly - with your photographic memory.
Today, you’ll meet a survivor who can: Pinchas Gutter - a Holocaust survivor of 6 concentration camps.
What grips my heart even more is how Pinchas chooses to continuously relive his trauma - including in a virtual reality exhibit, where he entered the very gas chamber in which his twin sister and parents were barbarically taken.
He tells me he does this in hopes that it will help stop the spread of hate and prevent horrors for others.
It is a privilege to have Pinchas share his story with us … What’s more, he shares the secret of his survival. Hopefully, it will help you, too.
This episode is dedicated this show to my Bubby Rose and Zaidie Sander.
It’s because of them I could do it.
They were strong enough to survive the Holocaust. You're strong enough to learn about it.
Never forget. Never again.
~ dahlia xo
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