|Scan of original postcard from Paris 1946 from Litvin Archives|
You may say that since I have a book on the Holocaust, I am guilty of monetizing the Holocaust. I don't think so. There is a difference between writing a Holocaust memoir and creating an entire industry that earns millions of dollars on the macabre and morbid Holocaust tourism and promotion by museums etc.
I know you will say, We can't let people forget! But all I hear is my mother's voice saying over and over, "The world will never let us forget." She knew that even while she was still a prisoner at Auschwitz in Poland and then a slave laborer at the Krupps Factory in Germany which was a part of the Nazi industrialism that made huge fortunes off of slaves.
It was her prediction that the world would sensationalize the agonies for entertainment. And she kept talking about it for the rest of her long life. She made it to 87 years. She is gone now but her voice is still in my head telling the world to lay off.