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We have a good life...

The past week or so I have been doing some in depth reading and study on the Holocaust.  The reason is because I am working on a short story about my friend Zina.  She was a Holocaust survivor and a good friend of mine who I met when I was in the hospital at Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills in 2005.  She was an older Jewish woman who was one of the most amazing people I have ever met.   She had told me how she rode in a cattle car to Siberia during the war and she gave birth in a run down building and the baby died.  (lots of stories!)  But the main thing is that in my research and reading personal stories of Holocaust survivors I am like so blessed and thankful that I have an easy life in comparison.  We have so much to be thankful for here in the United States.  I can go to church on Sunday, I can study any religion, and I don't really have to worry about being shipped out and gassed in a GASVAGEN.  (retro fitted ambulances that were used to gas people in German-horror.)   I once da…