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January 27, 2010
We are not sentimental over Danielís artwork or clothing or toys. But when it comes to baby shoes, we just canít throw them out. We even repurposed his first pair of Wellies into pencil holders. Strange how visceral the mundane can be if itís caught out of place or time. Today marks the 65th anniversary of the closing of Auschwitz. I couldnít begin to empathize, but I cried the day we visited the Holocaust exhibit in Londonís Imperial War Museum and saw a tiny pink shoe, crushed flat and missing its mate. Just one of thousands stacked against a wall.