Crossing the T

Life at the intersection of Church and Trans with Rev. Allyson Robinson

Can I Quote You? Irena Klepfisz on what we struggle for

What we grieve for is not the loss of a grand vision, but rather the loss of common things, events and gestures. … Ordinariness is the most precious thing we struggle for, what the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto fought for. Not noble causes or abstract theories. But the right to go on living with a sense of purpose and a sense of self-worth — an ordinary life.

Dr. Irena Klepfisz (bio), survivor of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, speaking to commemorate the 45th anniversary of that event.

And a comment from me:  This week marks the 65th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.  For a brief history of the uprising, read Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac entry from this past Saturday, April 12.


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