Gives me chills -- At Auschwitz, Livia Ravek was branded with the number 4559. Now her grandson, Daniel Philosoph has honored her by getting the same tattoo. We are moving from lived memory to historical memory, noted Michael Berenbaum, a professor at American Jewish University in LA, Were at that transition, and this is sort of a brazen, in-your-face way of bridging it.
Humans Showing Tenderness to Others in Violent Times An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed 'Berlin Wall'. [Cold War, 1961] Read more at http://izismile.com/2014/08/19/humans_showing_tenderness_to_others_in_violent_times_40_pics.html#QCpoDEgiuURuo1c7.99
Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)