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Guest Blogger – My Vacation

Hi, my name is Lily and I’m in the Grade 2 class.

On my vacation, I went to Texas. I visited family that I didn’t know and they were Holocaust survivors. I spent time with Bill Morgan. He was my mom’s Zaidie’s first cousin.

I went to the Holocaust Museum and I got scared when I saw butterflies and what they represented. I learned a lot about the Holocaust and Nazis. I bought a book called The Whispering Town and shared it with the class when I got home. 

I wanted to share this on the blog because it was very special to me. It was special because my brothers weren’t there. I was with just my mom. It was special to learn about my family’s history. 


19 thoughts on “Guest Blogger – My Vacation”

  1. Thank you for sharing your very special story Lily. It is not easy learning about the Holocaust but it is very important to know the history of our people. Very few people your age have the opportunity to meet Holocaust survivors as so few are left. I’m so glad you were able to meet Bill and have this time with your mom.

    1. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a post. It was kind of hard when I saw that there were a lot of Jewish people that were killed. I actually also have a Bubby (Imma’s Bubby) who is a survivor.

  2. So proud of you Lily! You did so well at the museum and in meeting so many new faces. Even when the museum was a bit scary you were a trooper and we went through whatever we could together. It was a very special trip and I feel so lucky to have done it with you!!!❤️❤️❤️

  3. Lily
    I really enjoyed reading your blog. You are a very talented young lady and we loved getting to know you. Looking forward to many more visits in the future.

    1. Hi Mindy, Thank you for commenting from Houston. I was a little nervous to meet you. I had fun drawing with Brooke.

  4. Dear Lily, Kol Ahkavod !!
    I loved reading about you trip to Texas , it sounds so very special.
    Meeting new family members and learning about the Holocaust is quit a vacation. I think it is amazing for your classmate to read or hear about this experience. Well done !!

  5. What an amazing experience for you Lily!
    It is wonderful when at such a young age you are able to understand the importance of learning about your family and your roots in general. You are incredible!

  6. Hi Lily. I really enjoyed reading about your trip to Houston, thank you for putting it on line. I am your grandma’s second cousin & I hope to be able to meet you soon.

  7. Dear Lily, I enjoyed reading your blog so much. Je suis tellement heureuse que tu as fait ce voyage formidable avec ta maman (Imma). Tu seras toujours pour moi une fille courageuse and magnifique! Merci ma belle.

  8. I can’t believe how you have matured in the week you were gone! This is truly a lifetime experience and one I hope you keep with on your journey. I am so incredibly proud of you, as a daughter, as a sister and as a person.

    Love Daddy

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” Oh The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss

  9. Hi Lily! Thanks so much for visiting my Dad in Houston! You and your mother made him feel so happy! He still can’t believe that at age 94 he has found actual blood relatives! I hope one day soon you can visit your new-found cousins in San Diego!

    Ronnie, Marci, Ryan, Blake and Laura

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