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Reflections on a Loss

I traveled to Washington last week to attend a memorial service for my aunt. Tante Claar lived to be 93 years old, in relatively good health until the end when both her body and mind began to fail. Like my parents, my aunt experienced the trauma of being interned in a concentration camp during World War II, where she was subjected to abuse and deprivation unimaginable to us in our comfortable current circumstances. In spite of, or perhaps because of the ugliness of the horrific events she witnessed as an adolescent girl, Tante Claar created beauty wherever she went. She could make works of art from everyday materials like scraps of paper or bits of twine, and shells, leaves and twigs coll

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