With these times calling for new ways of action and caring, we choose for our lead story, the story of Carla Peperzak, recently named Washington's Person of the Year.
For most of her 96 years, Carla Peperzak sought to live a normal day-to-day life, remembering, but silent about, the atrocities she experienced in her teen years in the Dutch Resistance, helping save the lives of the 40 Jews she hid during World War II.
Because few Holocaust survivors talked about it, several generations of young people knew little about 6 million Jews dying. For many years, she avoided Judaism. . . . . . .