At sundown tonight starts the one-day minor Jewish holiday of Yom HaShoah, the yearly remembrance of those who were murdered under the Nazi regime.
Stories of Nazi brutality and survivor miracles are always with me. For six years, from 1972 to 1978, I published survivors’ stories as editor of Friday Forum, the monthly “literary” supplement of the weekly Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. Many of those stories still “live” inside me.
Currently I’m working on the sequel to MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL. This next novel – MRS. LIEUTENANT IN EUROPE – will be based on when my husband and I were stationed in
In 1972 I worked for the 66th Military Intelligence Group, housed in the headquarters of the former Luftwafte (German Air Force during World War II). The motor pool (where army vehicles were kept) adjoined the entrance to the 66th MI Group.
German workers were hired to surround the motor pool with a chain fence topped with barbed wire to stop the theft of army vehicles. The German workers assured the
Imagine the workers’ surprise when an army motor pool sergeant told the German workers that they were incorrectly installing the barbed wire fence top.
“This is the way we have always done this,” the workers insisted. The sergeant said, “That may be, but we want the barbed wire to face outwards to keep people OUT, not face inwards to keep people IN.”
In my next post I’ll feature an article from the
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