Living history in Madison
To the Editor:
Living history was in Madison Sunday- Did you see it? I did. It was an incredible afternoon at the Morgan County Library. Eighty-three-year-old Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, a Holocaust survivor, spoke of his life during the one year he was imprisoned at Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. I cried practically the whole time he was speaking. My tears were for him and the 6,000,000 others who did not live to tell their stories. In spite of all he has been through, he has led a productive and hope-filled life.
The Anne Frank exhibit is also on display and will be at the library for another week. Anne had a quote that would serve us all well: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Words to live by.
We are so fortunate to have this exhibit in our town. Take some time out of your busy schedule and take your children. We must never forget. Dr. Schoenfeld said that if we don't learn from history, we are doomed to make the same mistakes.
Thank you all who had a part in bringing this exhibit to our town.
Printed in the April 30, 2009 edition.