Denial Becomes an Important Movie
Mark Dov Shapiro, Rabbi Emeritus Sinai Temple, Springfield
I remember the women at the bakery. They had numbers tattooed on their arms. I was about six years old when my family moved to Toronto and began going to the local Jewish bakery where those women served us. I must have asked about the numbers on their arms and then been told by my parents that, only a few years before I was born, something called the Holocaust had taken place. People called the Nazis had attempted to exterminate all Jews in Europe. They had forced Jews into concentration camps, stamped their arms with numbers for efficiency, and then gone about murdering them. The women in the bakery were among those who had somehow survived the Holocaust.
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