Holocaust Memorial Quilt Block

I am an American by birth. My mother was also born in the US, and her parents were too. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather moved to the States from Lithuania at the end of the 1800s. My father and all his family are from Iraq. We grew up knowing about the Holocaust but my family was never affected closely.  As Jews, we are all affected, but my family was a bit more removed than most.

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