What's the challenge?
To visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, and face once again the cruel reality my family and 6 other million Jews went through during WWII.
What are you afraid of?
Every Jewish individual is afraid of having this chapter being repeated in history, that's why we must never forget.
How was the experience?
Since I was a little girl, I've been living everyday of my life scared of something like the holocaust happening again due to the latent antisemitism around the world. I've had horrible nightmares where Nazis come to my house and separate me from my family. I've been hearing all kinds of stories since I was very little. I lost most of my family in concentration camps and the only reason I even exist is because my grandparents escaped the camp with my 5 year-old uncle in hands and traveled all the way to Venezuela where they gave birth to my mom years after. My dad's family has a different story where they had to hide for years in a convent until they were able to run off to Panama. Why so much hate against one religion? A question I'll never be able to answer. But going through the museum and learning more and more about what happened during WWII, only made me realize that I am extremely lucky to be having the life that I have, where I face my fears as an option to fully enjoy life, not as an obligation to stay alive. The only thing I can do about the holocaust is to never forget where I come from, celebrate the fact that we have the state of Israel to defend us and guard us, and let the rest of the world know what happened so it won't ever happen again #neveragain