I’m Here, Where Are You?

Yellow badge Star of David called "Judens...

Yellow badge Star of David called “Judenstern”. Part of the exhibition in the Jewish Museum Westphalia, Dorsten, Germany. The wording is the German word for Jew (Jude), written in mock-Hebrew script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve been writing about the series The Bible.  In the last post, I wrote about the trials and tribulations of the Jewish people having issues with invaders.

The narrator Keith David said the Romans were the worst?  For then, yes.  Who could have imagined the Shoah (Holocaust).

When I was fifteen, Mom and Dad took us to Europe.  We were in Rome walking by the Arch of Trajan.  One of the things carved in the arch was the victory over the Jews and the menorah.  Dad looked up at the arch and said very quietly, “I’m here, where are you?”

That’s always stuck with me.  In Eastern Europe, my wife Elaine said the same thing about some guy named Hitler.  She would point to be and say, “He’s here, where are you?”

Yeah, we are still here through the centuries.  Don’t like it, oh well, it sucks to be you.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to I’m Here, Where Are You?

  1. Wonderfully stated … I am deeply moved & blessings to your dear Father – yes we are still & will always [G-d willing] be here!

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