I am a long time social justice activist and get a lot of strength from my mother and the family who I never knew.
The Peace Crane Project envisions a world without nuclear weapons and stands up for an end to war. We remember and honor those Japanese American citizens who suffered the horrors of incarceration in US concentration camps during WWII only because they were Japanese. We invoke the memory of the thousands who were killed and those who survived the US atomic bombs that were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, only because they were Japanese.
I understand the terrors of war. My mother was imprisoned in the Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen concentration camps for over 1 ½ years only because she was Jewish. Her parents, 4 sisters, their husbands and their children were killed in the Auschwitz gas chamber, only because they were Jewish.
I am a long time social justice activist and get a lot of strength from my mother and the family who I never knew. I understand the loss of family members who were murdered in Auschwitz, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I grieve for all of them and this makes my resolve and activism that much greater.