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Before you take sides and decide whether the ban on Jewish -- and Muslim -- ritual slaughter is anti-Semitic or a victory for animal rights activists, as its proponents claim, checking in with locals is a must. After all, context is everything, particularly when it comes to Jews and Poland.
The Holocaust isn't just about tattoos and the dead. My mother, who's been dead for almost 20 years, told me a fictionalized account of her childhood to edit this chapter entirely out of her narrative.