La Di Dah, I am sorry for what your aunt went through, I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like for her and the millions of others who suffered, I hope she is at peace now.
QUOTE (la di dah @ 16/12/2011, 03:15 PM)
My extended family buried a Holocaust survivor this year. I say extended because she was my aunt by marriage but I grew up thinking of her as a third grandma. She was very frail and she was very lonely in her old age because she didn't have the extended family and siblings and stuff the other older women in her retirement community had.
She was desperately sad that the other old women would ask her about her siblings/cousins. She hadn't had any for sixty years. Neither had her husband. He died when I was five. She never remarried.
She was quite old and frail too.
I'm imagining telling her that because somebody managed to not pay for sixty years that they deserve to have the same gentle retirement she does. After all, they're old now.
So are the families of their victims, the widows, the children? Might as well give them maybe a year of solace.