Thursday, May 24, 2018

Irene Rosenschein

Holocaust survivor and wonderful person -- via AKA Ilona Irene Rosenschein. She survived Auschwitz with her sisters, evading even the infamous Mengele. Somehow, she was the most soul-bright and cheerful person I have ever met. She was always glad to see me and said so, always grabbing me and giving me a hug. She did this for everyone. She was genuinely pleased to be alive, to see the good in people, when her wartime experiences could easily have destroyed her or made her bitter. I was always glad to see her too. An exemplary human being, a true tzaddeket, who taught me much about living in moment in a spirit of gratitude.