This photo was taken of my mother in the Philippines in the 1940's.
My mother was born in 1925 in Breslau Germany. (Jewish)
Breslau became Poland after WW2.
She was an only child. She and her parents escaped far before the Kristallnacht in 1938. The three of them escaped to the Philippines.
They spent a long time there and endured things that you could not imagine.
Even after the war was over they could not get out. They needed a sponsor.
Finally an American Soldier sponsored them.
Far after the war was over.
Some of her family would not leave Austria and they all perished in human ovens.
My mother went to her grave with a bullet in her arm that she received in the Philippines.
For an American president in the United States in 2017 to say that Nazi's carrying
Swastika's and automatic weapons at a "Protest" which is supposed to be peaceful,
have ANY side …..makes me physically ill.
I am comforted that my parents are both not alive to see these horrifying events take place.
They BOTH escaped Nazi Germany.
In Germany today, Swastika's are not legal. In Germany the government has erected MEMORIALS and are apologetic.
Confederate statues, and flags? What does that say about us.
We as Americans have an embarrassing and savage history ourselves and the only people who are "Originals" here are Native American Indians.
The fact that African American's in this Country have last names like Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson should be enough of a burning reminder of our violent past. But it's not.
This is the part of the blog where I'm supposed to say "Let's Talk Hair".
Wow look at my mom's hair.
I made a promise to myself when I started this blog long ago that unless it was unifying I would never get "Political". Well, I broke that promise to myself and you.
Remember, every day can be a beautiful one