Published November 5, 2020 by rochellewisoff


This past week I posted a flash fiction of a granddaughter’s devotion to her grandmother who was a Holocaust survivor. I wrote it as a sequel to a story I posted the week before. One of our participants, an Israeli herself, Na’ama Yehuda, told me she knew someone who had done what the granddaughter did in remembrance. CLICK HERE TO READΒ 

After one commenter asked about the configuration of numbers, I went to You Tube to find video footage to back my story. This video is a brilliant illustration of a phenomenon among children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. I’m so touched by this I must share.Β 

20 comments on “TATS AND STATS

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Thank you for sharing this. I think it is a beautiful gesture on the parts of the children of these survivors. And isn’t it amazing how many refuse to speak of it?

    Shalom and lotsa loving and honouring hugs,


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    • Dear Dale,

      If I had a relative I’d be out the door to the nearest tattoo parlor. I can’t imagine how painful it is for survivors to speak of it and remember.
      A family friend (who oddly enough was Jewish) made the ignorant comment that survivors should have the tats removed. She saw it as their pride to rub it in everyone else’s faces. I was a child when she said it to me and it burned my tush even then. Same person who inspired the character of Aunt Viv. Just sayin’.
      At any rate, thank you for coming by. I wish I’d found this video when I posted my FF story for a wider view. πŸ˜‰

      Shalom and lotsa memorable love,


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      • The ignorance of people astounds me at times. That a child can understand the implications of trying to erase such a piece of someone’s reality while an adult cannot is proof that for too many, ignorance is bliss.
        It was meant to stand on its own πŸ˜‰


  • Dear Rochelle,

    I can’t think of a more tender testament of love to a holocaust survivor that to bear what was a badge of shame as a badge of honor and witness to history. We should all do such acts of remembrance to ensure we never forget such atrocities.

    Thank you for sharing, my friend.


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