To lead lives which were unimaginable in 1945 and not to be defined solely by the Shoah; that is the triumph.
In Melbourne, in Sydney, in Tel Aviv, and in all places that welcomed us and presented us with limitless opportunities, the most priceless was the opportunity to be normal. We created families and communities. We retained our cultural roots and traditions and at the same time celebrated the present. We learnt to look forward to the future with the memory of what happened in the past, rising above those memories to build lives of joy and creativity. -Nina Bassat-