Kristallnacht & Pittsburgh: Shattering and Picking Up the Shattered Pieces

Hate… Plans shattered. Dreams shattered. Lives shattered. Kristallnacht: Germany’s shattering. November 9th and 10th. The virus of antisemitism. Awakened, virulent, violent. Tree of Life Synagogue: Pittsburgh’s shattering. America’s shattering. October 27th. An ancient hatred has come alive. Here to kill. The gun shots that killed my namesake, her husband and her five children. September 8, 1942 in Riga. And the gun shots that killed eleven individuals in Pittsburgh were spawned from the same…

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