I don't agree with what the people at your work said to you. The Shoah is part of your history. It should be remembered. It should be remembered as a part of world history, and we should all learn from it to stop any events like it happening again. The problem, I think, for those of us who didn't have family in it, is that we sometimes feel that the experience has so colored the vision of those that did live this tragedy, that it is hard for them to see the current world and respond appropriately. But, all things come in due time. I hope healing for that families that did live through the Holocaust. Have you by chance read anything by Wendy Pearlman. She wrote a book called Occupied Voices. Part of it addresses her upbringing with Shoah stories. Part of it led her to eventual work. It was interesting.
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from the article: Study: Holocaust trauma affects grandchildren of survivors