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It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, and We Just Went Back in Time

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Kendra’s grandparents were both Holocaust survivors. Her grandfather, Felix, spent two years living in a Swiss refugee camp at Diepoldsau before escaping to the Dominican Republic. Her grandmother, Martha, left Germany for Britain, and then also made her way to the Dominican […]

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My Personal Connection to Lowell National Historical Park – Lowell, MA

As an inner-city teen, I found refuge in the Lowell National Historical Park. While many of my peers were getting drunk, pregnant, or dropping out of school, I was weeding the slag heap at the Saugus Iron Works National Historical Site, squeezing into a War of 1812 uniform for parades, getting First Aid certified, and writing articles for […]

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