Remembering the children of the Holocaust

An update from Maria, a graduate student in liberal studies: When I think about the Holocaust I see the images of emaciated, walking corpses. These are most often adults because they were the ones most fit to work in the camps. However, I feel that very few of us remember the children who were lost during this time. While they were very young, many demonstrated extreme courage in different ways. Some risked their lives to obtain food for their families by crawling through small holes in the ghettos. They were sure to be shot if a Nazi soldier spotted them. Others were forced to work by the Nazis or died along with their families. Could I have mustered up that much courage at [...]