The Los Angeles Times has a poignant story today on research that shows how the long-supressed memories of Holocaust survivors resurface with age.
It tells the story of 96-year-old Rachel Kane who experienced, but never discussed, things that beggar the imagination:
Instead, the university-educated Hebrew teacher who spoke seven languages regaled her daughters with stories about her “beautiful life” before Hitler’s armies stormed Poland, successfully locking the war years away until 1998.
That was when her second husband died. When she began to lose her battle with dementia. When she became convinced that the soldiers were coming for her, as they’d done so many years before.