"Someone has to make the point," she said. "And I'm going to do it. Nothing changes otherwise."
I thought about her after I got home. I know that once people have made up their minds, argument makes them more determined in their position rather than less. Listening is sometimes more powerful, but still, on impulse, I called her at her work place.
"We don't often talk about this, but as a Holocaust survivor family, I feel we don't have the luxury of dumping a vote. There are photos on my wall of children from our family, children who look like my own--except mine are now older than those children were ever allowed to become.
|Samy and Suzanne, the older two here. Two of the children from our |
family who were murdered in the Holocaust.
She was silent for a long time. Then she thanked me. "I'm glad you called back," she said.
I'm glad I did, too. We cannot let the haters win. Ever again.