Re “Beyond Anne Frank: The Dutch Tell Their Full Holocaust Story” (Amsterdam Journal, July 18):
The Netherlands is beginning to fully recognize the devastation to its Jewish population at the hands of the Nazis, and the Dutch are to be commended for their efforts. Even 70 years later, we must continue to fill out the Holocaust narrative.
For example, for too long, the story of the Holocaust has been from the perspective of the perpetrators. We owe it to the victims to present their narrative, too. That’s what we’ll be doing at the Amud Aish Memorial Museum: telling the stories of the people who lived — and too often died — during the Holocaust, with special emphasis on the faith-based community whose story has largely been untold.
Jacques Grishaver, a Jewish “hidden child” born in Amsterdam whom your article featured, reminds us all that we have a responsibility to remember and to never forget.
Holocaust survivors are leaving us. This fact, combined with the rise in anti-Semitism around the world, reminds us that we must work even harder as second, third and fourth generations to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to guide us.
(Rabbi) SHOLOM FRIEDMANN
Amud Aish Memorial Museum
A version of this letter appears at The New York Times.