February 8, 2007
A privilege to share
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"I had read 'Mein Kampf,' and I believed it," she said. "But my husband, he served in World War I, and he didn't think it could happen."
Marcks took her young daughter, Julie's mother, and went to France, where she became director of an orphanage housed in a chateau. There was much more to tell, but she was quickly growing tired. I knew it would take more visits, and that it would be her joy at being allowed to share her history that would pull me back, even as I also grew ever more curious about what happened.
I am no longer the kid too scared to ask about that gash in the picture. But I am still trying to repair that gash. Perhaps I can do so by talking to people like Senta Marcks, regarding her, as Wiesel suggests, as someone who is truly exceptional.
Not to be missed.
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