Reminiscences of Hanukkah past
Is it possible that when we talk about surviving the Holocaust as a ‘miracle’ we really mean, ‘It could have been worse’?
The first thing I notice are her cheeks. She’s more than 80 years old, but her cheeks are round and smooth, their skin soft and slightly flushed. Perhaps it’s the pollution-free air, or maybe the perfectly fresh food. Or maybe it’s this tiny village’s detachment from the world that makes it possible for an old lady to have the cheeks of a child.