The first sign of his presence was a large canine footprint in the silt of the little fish pond. Crushed water plants and puzzled fish. A wild Canaan dog straight off the hills, he would go on to leave his footprints on our hearts.View full post
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Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo speculates on the implications of resurgent memory in our day. Could it be that we are witnessing the revival of the dead without even recognizing it?
He can’t speak of what he was forced to do to survive the horrors of Birkenau. She is haunted by a memory of something she could not have lived. Together, they must unlock the gates of memory and face unspeakable horror, to find the hope that lies beyond despair.
This page is specifically geared toward book clubs and discussion groups. It contains questions to guide readers through some of the issues raised by A Damaged Mirror with regard to the the Holocaust in general, the Sonderkommando in particular, and the way in which the characters deal with their memory of the past.