Chaya Rosen, the founder of Art and Writings of Destruction and Repair, discusses writing as a tool of self-transformation with Yael Shahar, the author of A Damaged Mirror. How can story-telling become redemptive? What do names have to do with teshuvah–with returning to our better selves?
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?
A collection of quotes from A Damaged Mirror: a story of memory and redemption.
Through what seemed like sheer serendipity, A group of twenty young graduates from a teachers’ college in England served as witnesses to the last will and testament of a member of the Birkenau Sonderkommando. This is part of the story of Ovadya ben Malka, told in full in A Damaged Mirror: A story of memory and redemption.
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.
Six decades ago he sold his soul to survive Birkenau. Now, he’s ready to win it back. But how far is he willing to go to attain forgiveness?