Category: Holocaust survivor

“Then they came for me…”

This post may be one of the most controversial that I have ever written. But here it goes…

This is a photograph of a poster I purchased at the Holocaust Museum more than a decade ago. “I didn’t speak up … and then they came for me”.

I interpret the words of Pastor Martin Niemoller as an important lesson. We need to be the voice for the voiceless. We should never forget humanity and to help the less fortunate. For if we do… then what?
Yet, I am afraid that many of us might have forgotten, as now we are filling our social media timelines, newspapers, magazines and on – air programming with comments that are often unkind words towards others or filled with vile protests. How can that be when the United States is a human tapestry full of cultural richness?

Who is Nelly Toll and why is her story important?

There are many paths to becoming an art therapist and counselor. As a School Psychologist I have heard many stories about why people have chosen these fields of study and practice. So, when I heard about Nelly Toll – I was a bit taken aback. Here is a counselor who has survived the unimaginable. An artist who used her imagination in a limitless manner. A survivor of one of the worst atrocities to befall the human race. A child who was with her mother in hiding from the Nazis until she was able to safely get passage to the United States.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons