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  1. Monica & Marlyn
    November 26, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

    Heart-wrenching. We cannot do this again. Ever. For any race or religion. An important post to share. Thank you, Linda.

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  2. Thad
    November 26, 2019 @ 1:41 pm

    Agree completely about the demise of the written word. I miss newspapers. With the advancement of technology in storage media, I still wonder how we are going to access data stored on, say, 3.5 inch floppy discs.

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  3. Jeanie Thompson
    November 26, 2019 @ 1:52 pm

    Linda, thank you for this sobering post this morning. As the news rolls in the background here, I think we should all stop and review this. It was real. Freedom was stolen, and people died horribly. A court in the USA has ruled that “presidents are not kings” — that’s in today’s news! It’s hard to know which way to turn. The weather is a symbolic backdrop, too.
    I’m so glad you and Bernie are having this amazing journey in Paris and thank you again for taking time to share. I KNOW how much work this is — amazing — this gift to us! Love, Jeanie

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  4. Cynthia Ludwig
    November 26, 2019 @ 1:57 pm

    This is a sobering post. And you are so right that the sowing of hate, fear and distrust is at the base of this and other genocides. Demonizing races, cultures, gender, religion, nationality is the root of this evil.

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  5. Pat O'Brien
    November 26, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Judy Gattis
    November 26, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

    I truly regret not having seen the museum. I’ll have to at least work towards seeing ours in Washington. Thank you for sending so much of the information.

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  7. Charles Gattis
    November 26, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

    Thanks for a very insightful post. The information about the museum is most poignant as are your feelings about the loss of historical perspective and documentation with the demise of the written word. We write more these days but preserve less of what is written unless it is made available to some company for advertising or some other country for espionage. Alas!

    I wish we had seen the Holocaust museum when we were there, but I may not have had the courage if we had thought about it. The small remembrance area that we saw depressed me and made me so sad. As I looked a the names in your post, I grieved. As I looked at the pictures of the children, my heart broke. Whan kind of human being can do such a thing to a child? It’s all so hard to see and remember, but so very important to do so. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Carolyn Barnabo
    November 26, 2019 @ 5:17 pm

    We agree the Shoah memorial is so well-done — wonderful, heart-wrenching, guilt-inducing, anger-provoking, sorrowful … Clive said the same re wishing more of the labels were in English. Thanksgiving week is a perfect time for your post. Merci beaucoup, L&B.

    Have seen plenty more photos of the Champs Christmas lights and Bernie’s is still the best!

    As Jeanie Thompson said, your blog is truly a gift. I am thankful for it, for the time and care you put into it and for both of you. Happy almost-Turkey Day, however you may spend it in Paris.

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    • lspalla
      November 26, 2019 @ 6:54 pm

      Our Thanksgiving Day will be quiet and certainly atypical. Both my children will be traveling amid all the traffic and bad weather that seems to be forecast. So prayers for their safe journeys. We will have coffee at 3 with a Paris friend. Your comments always make me smile and are so appreciated.

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  9. Helen
    November 27, 2019 @ 10:37 am

    Thanks for sharing. My Uncle survived Auschwitz. He still has the tattoo on his arm as a reminder. Steven Spielberg interviewed him when he produced the movie Schindler’s List.

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    • lspalla
      November 27, 2019 @ 3:39 pm

      Oh my goodness!!! I had no idea you were still following the blog! How are you? We should have lunch during the holidays. Have to rush back and make Christmas cookies. I know you remember!!! So glad to hear from you.

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      • Helen
        November 27, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

        Yes, I follow you and B! I live vicariously through your fabulous pics and such beautiful writing! I miss you much. I am HAPPY, fat, retired AND PICKED UP GOLF!!! Who would have thought?

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        • lspalla
          November 27, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

          Good for you and the golf! It was the joy of my life for so many years but had to stop because of horrible tendinitis in my wrists. Ugh! Please let’s have lunch sometime in December.

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  10. Peggy Bilbro
    November 29, 2019 @ 4:21 am

    We were there and also felt the sad heavy weight of the Holocaust. It was all those faces that really brought me to tears.

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  11. Donna Rush
    November 30, 2019 @ 10:04 pm

    I certainly concur with sadness the loss of our local newspapers. We read the NYTimes and Washington Post daily. I just cannot fully appreciate what is left of al.com. Today’s blog is shattering, but I am grateful for reading it. Thank you.

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  12. Lynne Vallely
    December 5, 2019 @ 2:27 am

    catching up on ones I have missed. This one is a heartbreaker but everyone should go there. Thank you!

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