Her parents never spoke about it. And Lilly Kurtz's only memory from that time?
It's of her mother spreading garlic on bread.
She was a toddler then and she ate that bread as she traveled on a boat from war-ravaged Germany, the horrors of the Holocaust that had just taken the lives of most of the people who shared her last name.
She doesn't remember the train that later took her to Cincinnati, the city that's been her home ever since. She doesn't remember walking through the rotunda at Union Terminal with her parents, the first steps of their new life here.
But as an adult, Kurtz learned her own history as the child of Holocaust survivors. She knows that others must remember her story – and others like it.
That's why she's been involved in the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center. That's why she spoke during a tour of the center's new space in Union Terminal.
The museum space is set to open Jan. 27.
In 2000, several hundred Holocaust survivors who relocated here founded the center as a support group. But it evolved to focus on education.
The center's next chapter will feature new exhibits, as well as archival space for artifacts and library space.
Sarah Weiss, executive director, led us through the in-construction space Monday morning.
Several thoughts on this;
1. If she can only remember her mother spreading garlic onto bread, she would do better at a bakery, where both substances are provided.
2. How can others 'remember her story' when she can't?! How stupid do these people think we are?
Lilly Kurtz 'teaching' at a school
'Boys and girls, I will now tell you my story, which you must never forget. Except I already have forgotten it. But it will still be told. And no matter how insane it sounds, (((my good friends))) will come for you if you express doubts in anything I say.'
3. 'Education' = 24/7 indoctrination which is the only justification for (((that contemptible country))) and it's ruthless regime.