A woman of substance

This Holocaust survivor did her best to help people suffering under unjust systems. Bless her warrior’s heart.

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day

A quote:

“Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shall not be a bystander.” — Yehuda Bauer

Hiking through

From Poland, a Holocaust survivor living in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. What spirit this woman has. What a love for beauty — and life. Honestly, the lives people lead. The suffering humans go through. The glory for having lived through it with grace.

Conscientious living. A lovely video.

Thinking about The Reader

I was so happy to see Kate Winslet win the Oscar for her wonderful portrayal of a woman convicted of sending people off to die during the Holocaust. She created a sympathetic character from decidedly unsympathetic features.

When philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote about the banality of evil, she meant there is nothing surprising nor extraordinary about it. It is  as commonplace as William Carlos Williams’ famed red wheelbarrow glazed with rainwater standing there beside those white chickens.

Here’s a list of Hannah Arendt’s books.