Looking Back

By July 28, 2018 No Comments

Survivor Siggy Boraks in Montgomery, Alabama, where the Southern Institute conducted a workshop on Siggy’s life.

Looking Back

“So really it worries me especially that there will be somebody who stands up and say the Holocaust did exist.”
– Felicia Fuksman

In the twilight of their lives, when retirement kicked in, the survivors traveled with us to schools for presentations and participated in our teacher education workshops. It was a big relief for them to talk about the past. It released the pressure required not to remember. They appreciated the interest and warmth of the students and teachers. Talking about the past was a way of dealing with it. But there was no such thing as “closure.” The ten survivors share their thoughts: