ANNUAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL HELD AT STATE CAPITOL

This article just popped up on my radar today though the observance of Holocaust Memorial Day was held on May 2, 2011 in Sacramento. Co-hosted by State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach and San Diego-area Assemblyman Marty Block, the event attracted many who survived the Nazi scourge, their liberators and descendants, from what I understand. It is an important event that we missed. I only wish we would have known.  Perhaps, I would have met some people with whom I grew up in Long Beach, CA.

Max and I now live in Reno, NV, only 2 hours from Sacramento. If any of our readers hear of such an event nearby, please let us know.

FIRST-HAND RECOUNTING OF WORLD WAR II

It was April, 1945. Jerry Ansul, an 18-year old soldier with General George Patton’s Third Army, Fourth Armored Division sees a sight that he has never forgotten–and for many decades could not and would not even talk about–at the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp near Erfurt, Germany. This article really touched me, reminding me of what I experienced with my own husband.