Tag: The Hamsa

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    This piece was originally posted several years ago… Today, January 27, 2015 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, estimated at 6 million Jews, 2 million gypsies, 15,000 homosexuals, and countless other millions like Edith Stein, Maximilian Kolbe, and Bronisław Czech who gave their lives to resist one…

  • There Is a Light in the Heart of Darkness
  • The Time Is Always Ripe

    The Time Is Always Ripe

    While The Olympian remains my best-seller, my heart belongs to The Hamsa.  Based on the life of Olympic skier Bronisław Czech, I refer to The Hamsa as ‘a Holocaust story.’  You see, Czech was the 349th person incarcerated at Auschwitz.  The Hamsa is a story of human dignity. In 2016, eight years after I penned…

  • Elie Wiesel Dies Today

    Elie Wiesel Dies Today

    A spokesman for Yad Vashem reported today that Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel who cheated death in Auschwitz died today.  He was 87 years old.  I invite you to read my May 2014 post “Night” and “The Hamsa.”  I share in the world’s loss and I mourn the passing of another great peace hero.…