Please, save Isaac Ain's obituary from today's paper - especially if you have children. Ain, a local Holocaust survivor who died over the weekend, didn't talk about his experiences very often. I can't imagine the pain that the memories must have brought to his mind. But to me, that was more reason to make sure it made it in the paper one more time.
The stories of the Holocaust are most often seen as haunting, horrible tales of inhumanity. They are also stories of great triumph and faith.
Sadly, we're losing the first hand accounts of those stories everyday as survivors die -- luckily of old age. And the experiences are much more compelling coming from their mouths. We can't afford to forget what happened, and we must keep telling these stories to make sure it doesn't happen again.