This week has been so busy. I returned from LA Sunday night and have had something after work every night. Tomorrow is my first night free and I want to do absolutely nothing.
Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, began last night. Jourdan and I went to a screening of “The Accountant of Auschwitz” at the JCC, which included a q&a with the producers. It’s a wonderful documentary that follows the 2015 trial of a man responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. Though he may never have murdered anyone with his own hands, his conviction as accessory hopefully set a precedent for other genocide perpetrators. There are very very few Holocaust survivors remaining so I can’t stress the importance of telling these stories enough. We were the youngest attendees at this event by about 35 years and that scares me. After another synagogue shooting over the weekend, it more important than ever to recognize that Anti-semitism is still a major problem. We say never again, but I want so badly for that to be true. One way to prevent an atrocity like the Holocaust from happening again is to keep telling these stories. The movie proved there are plenty of Holocaust deniers, and we MUST drown out that nonsense.
While the crowd at last night’s event was older, @eva.stories is a GENIUS concept that appeals to a much younger generation. This Instagram account follows the story of Eva as if she lived the horrors of the Holocaust today, as a social media star. You watch her go from carefree to captive. It is one of the most powerful things I’ve seen in years.
I don’t think LA would be for me, but I live all the cactuses and succulents everywhere. I went on a run and kept stopping to admire all the adorable houses and lovely flowers.