Vered Kuza was standing with her daughter, Amit, on an airport shuttle bus at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, when she suddenly heard a blast.
A suicide bomber probably caused an explosion on a bus at Bulgaria's Burgas airport which killed three people, an Israeli woman who was on the bus said.
The leader of our small group told us many history book-type facts that for me went in one ear and out the other. I was concentrating on the camp. However, one of the last things he said stopped me in my tracks. He said, "Remember guys, the Holocaust didn't happen in black and white, it happened in full Technicolor." Oh.
In the 1980s, Geoffrey Hartman helped establish the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, a Yale-based collection of videotaped Holocaust testimonies he continues to head. The archive preceded Spielberg's Shoah Visual History Foundation by more than a decade.
Don't you get the feeling 2003 will be a Big One?
Every generation believes it is witness to momentous times. That desire accounts for people at the fringes who forecast the imminent end of the world -- then are forced to readjust their predictions when, say, 2000 came and went like lunchtime.
But it also accounts for the rest of us who smirk when reciting the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times," certain that, as opposed to the Chinese guy who came up with the phrase, ours really are interesting times.