Later I went to Edmonton, where I married and had two children. Raising two children, I didn't quite know what was expected of me. I was desperately trying to keep them from being the neurotic children of a Holocaust survivor mother. I really didn't have the guidelines. I didn't know whether to talk about the Holocaust or not talk about it. So I compromised. Otherwise, I was just another Canadian mother. Now I have four wonderful grandchildren.
The mass murder of nearly 6 million European Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Many individuals and groups were persecuted and suffered during the Holocaust, but only the Jews were targeted for total "extermination". The term literally means a burnt sacrifice, or sacred burning. The biblical word "Shoah," meaning catastrophe, is the Hebrew equivalent.