My Dear Friends,
Today is International Holocaust Memorial day and this year, we commemorate 76 years since the end of the tragedy of the Holocaust. This is the day to remember the millions of people - 6 million Jews and 5 million others - who were murdered. I wanted to take a moment to share a bit about my connection, and the everlasting meaning it will have to me.
My father's family left Germany and my mother's family left Poland, for Israel, shortly after the war, which is where my parents were born. I grew up knowing about the persecution they suffered. They were very open with me about the horrors they endured in Europe and how their entire family perished.
I am very fortunate to have first cousins, and grandparents who were role models for me, my parents were not. Through stories, many which were extraordinary, I understand the importance and value of tolerance and humanity.
It is our responsibility to listen to stories from survivors, so that we not only remember the legacy of the Holocaust, but also emphasize the injustices so that we can be inspired us to call out the indifference and inaction that we see today. In today's world this is more important than ever.
I'm coming to you LIVE today on our FACEBOOK PAGE to share some personal stories, and I invite you to join me. Today at 1:30pm EST. See you soon!
Let's work together to create a better future, a safer future, let's be the shining light in the dark.