by: Schvach Yid
I’ve just been treated to a déja vu, courtesy of Isaac Steven Herschkopf and The New York Jewish Week, at: http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a15468/News/New_York.html.
My maternal grandparents had cousins and friends who lived in Washington Heights, located in the northern section of Manhattan. All were Holocaust refugees; a few were survivors. The celebrated chochum (chochamah?) of sex, Dr. Ruth Westheimer (http://www.germanheritage.com/biographies/mtoz/westheimer.html) herself a survivor of the Holocaust, continues to reside in the neighborhood.
The refugees/survivors of Hitler’s homicidal tirade really did accept their lives as they were, tattooed numbers, memories, and all. They were as much heroes as victims. Have a read.