The Holocaust : The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hatred, But Indifference

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A known author and holocaust survivor named Ellie Wiesel once quoted “The opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference.” This message reflects on the relationship many holocaust survivors have with their children and other descendants of the later generation. Connecting people born in different generations is very tough as lifestyles constantly change. To add a significant life experience to the first generation is even more difficult. The woman I interviewed named Nichole Carrie, 31 years of age reveals her relationship with her grandmother; a child holocaust survivor. She reveals the lack of connection she has with her grandmother, and the unique experiences she and her mother witnessed as the descendants of a holocaust survivor. Nichole Carrie’s experiences is a proof that the holocaust does not only affect the holocaust survivor itself, but also the later generations. The holocaust trauma predicts the decisions the survivors make. These decisions result in circumstances, patterns and types of engagements that all impact and shape the later generations. This proves that the Holocaust; the past is still shaping the modern society. In the interview with Nichole Carrie, I asked her to provide a great detail of her family background, especially her grandmother’s past. Her grandmother, Alicia J. who was the only child was separated from her parents at the age of thee years old, in 1940 when the Holocaust occurred in Poland. Alicia was at

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