05 May

Rashida Jones

Last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are was a flash forward to our trip next month. If you haven’t seen the episode, check out the link embedded in this post. Watching Rashida Jones and her mother in the forest where her family was shot was such an emotional moment.  Our family had the same story but only a few miles away. We were the “lucky” the “miracles” that survived and are here today to continue our lineage. I read the accounts about how the Jews of Jurbarkas, Lithuania were exterminated. How the Nazi’s marched them out into the forests and shot them into mass graves.  Watching Rashida putting a stone on the menorah gave me an idea…we will bring a stone from Arizona signed by the kids to show that we are still here and the family lives on.


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2 responses to “Rashida Jones

  1. Jeff Hughes

    May 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I saw the program—-It was interesting—just like all the other programs.

  2. Stella Zack

    June 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I just read this…. AWESOME of you to connect the boys to their European history! How can we expect anyone to understand the horrors of Europe if they don’t walk those steps? I work with young adults Beth who are not taught about it in any history class and all I hear in my mind is write it down on their foreheads and in their hearts….never forget….


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