Alison Garwood Jones

Don’t forget to remember

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

I wrote this piece last fall after a trip to Amsterdam, but it seems appropriate today. I wish Canadian soldiers had been able to walk Anne Frank out of Bergen-Belsen. Coming out of the last exhibition room at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, I was pressing Kleenex into my puffy eyes when a guide standing […]

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Mailbag

Originally published in January 2011 in Blog

I got a flurry of e-mails (I define flurry as “more than five,” and I got six), asking about a photo I posted last fall showing a lineup of shoes and overturned boots along a river promenade. “What is it?” they asked. It’s the Holocaust Memorial in Budapest, Hungary. I got down on my belly […]

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Song for Anne

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” Anne Frank For the bells Anne heard every day she was in hiding, click on Bells 1 (recorded with my iPhone). You’re listening to the tolling from […]

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