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The Necklace I Never Wear April 4, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:39 pm


In a box in my closet is a small scrimshaw necklace that I never wear. I will never give it away. I will never sell it. I hope one day one of my children will take it.

The necklace I purchased with the money from Zeisel. The necklace I purchased with the money from Zeisel. It is not that old. I bought it when I was 20, when I spent my sophomore year of college in Israel, 1974 to 1975.

Many holocaust survivors were still alive. Someof them related to me through my maternal grandparents who were both from Europe. My grandparents came to the USA in the 1920s. But most of their family remained behind. Many perished, others survived and moved to Israel.

My grandmother went to Europe in 1931 with my Mom and uncle. I have written about this before. She stayed on the farm owned by her in-laws. While she was there her mother-in-law, my great…

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2 Responses to “The Necklace I Never Wear”

  1. Amy Says:

    I am glad you reblogged this one also, Janet. The more who read it, the better.

  2. Janet Says:

    Your very personal blogs about the Holocaust make it more real – and naturally more horrific and tragic. Not just statistics. Each victim was an individual human being – again not just a statistic.

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