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As I sit here trying to reconstruct memories of the past, so many cherished moments come flooding back. My mother and father and their stories are all that remain from the world that was. It is therefore, for you, my children and your future generations, that I gather some of these memories with the hope that when you look at them, you will always be reminded of generations past. Our hopes and dreams for your future are that you live in a world of peace and that you are kind and loving to one another. May you never experience the horrors of the past, but never forget them.

 

I was born in Brussels, Belgium. At the time of my birth, my parents had already been in hiding in a basement rented to them by a Gentile woman. I was not exposed to the light of day for the first two years of my life. Although I do not consciously remember those years, the effects continue to have a significant impact on my entire life. I believe that people learn to hate much quicker than they unlearn it. The only antidote is to educate, educate about the Holocaust, educate about prejudice and educate about what respect truly means.

 

Brussels, Belgium

Hanka Finkelstein

Warsaw, Poland

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