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Erika. posts on 5/14/2009 3:22:37 PM Hello, Riva. I am fourteen years old and we just read "The Cage" in my reading class. We have been studying the Holocaust for almost a month now. Your story was very touching to me because my great grandmother, Mila, was a Holocaust survivor. She passed away in October. Her family was a well known in Poland. Like you, she lost her entire family. She was at Auschwitz for two years. The only reason the Nazis kept her alive was because she was pretty. She worked as their maid. When she was liberated, she was my age. It was a revelation for me, considering that I just turned fourteen a matter of weeks ago. I used to dread going to see her, but now I wish I spent more time with her while I could have. I remember she always wore long sleeved shirts to cover the number on her arm. Your story hit home for me, because, not only did I have a Holocaust survivor in my family, but I have a little brother and two younger sisters. Sometimes, I have dreams that I am in a concentration camp, that they took my siblings, and I wake up crying. It's terrible, but, then again, it just teaches me that the agonies that happened in the 1930s and '40s should never happen again. Thank you for being so inspirational. Your story is not one easily forgotten. When I first read your mother's words, I was astounded. They will forever ring in my ears: "As long as there is life, there is hope." Beemes, Erika.
kenstina posts on 5/14/2009 11:45:42 AM please answer soon...we need answers for our paper due this monday. thanks a lot for your help
Susan Clevenger posts on 5/14/2009 11:39:56 AM Mrs. Sender, I have been using your book, The Cage, to teach the Holocaust for 11 years. Your story touches our children in a profound way. Each year our classes send you letters at the end of our study. Last year your letters were returned to me. The address I have for you is in Commack. Coould you please let me know if that is still the address to send these letters? You and your husband visited our school the first year I was here, and none of us have ever forgotten your message. We still show pictures of that visit to our students. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sue Clevenger, Live Oak Middle School, Tulare, CA



kenstina posts on 5/13/2009 12:12:01 PM dear mrs sender, we r doing an english project on the book the cage. we need to know what inspired you to write about the holocaust. we also need to know why you were inspired to write the book the cage. if you could please answer us it would help a lot with the essay that we need to write. thanks a lot.
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 5/5/2009 1:58:25 PM Dear C.T. my birthdat was Mar 3. My daughter Nancy took me to see an amazing Holocaust play on Broadway, The name of the play is Irena's Vow. I was very moved by that play. I also got to meet th star of the show Tovah Feldshuh. Wih best wishes Riva
C.T. posts on 5/4/2009 9:17:34 PM Riva.I love your book and its very touching to me. I have to do an english project on it and was wondering whens your birthday?
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 4/29/2009 12:41:33 PM Dear Steven. I am touched my your letter. Thank you. Mazel Tov to yoyr family on your daughteres Bat Mitzvah. Please teach her to remember what hate, prejudice and indifference leads to. As long as there is life there is hope. With best wishes Riva
Steven Ringer posts on 4/28/2009 12:34:48 PM Hello. My name is Steven. I just finished reading the Cage and wanted to let you know that it has had a profound impact on me. Since I have a daughter who is turning 13, and a son who is turning 17, your story touched me deeply. My daughter also plans to read the Cage. I hope and expect your story will instill in her the desire never to give up. On a happy note, we live in Long Island and plan to celebrate my daughter's Bat Mitzvah in June of this year. If you plan to be in Long Island this time of year, please let us know. It would be our honor to have you as our guest at our celebration. I truly believe my daughter and her friends would learn so much from you if you would be willing to share a few special words at her celebration. I hope you are in good health. Best regards, Steven
Mena posts on 4/25/2009 11:29:01 AM Hello Miss Sender, I don't know if you remember me but I have the same birthday as you May 3rd and I was looking for your book To Life and I ust wanted to let you know that I found and will be ordering it soon. I hope you have a great birthday! Also I was wondering if you do any book signings in America. If you do I would love to get e chance to meet you. Lots of Love, Mena
Katie posts on 4/23/2009 8:29:08 PM Dear Ruth Minsky Sender, I loved "the cage"!I dont really like reading but your book was amazing."As long as there is life,there is hope."
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