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a.j. posts on 1/29/2009 2:29:43 PM Hey riva i need help on abook report on to life.
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 12/31/2008 11:19:13 AM Dear Enxia Thank You so much for your sensitive letter. Yes,we must remember the past and learn from it. We must remember that those who perished had names, dreams, hopes and perished becauce of hate, prejudice and indifference. We must learn frpm history/ Karola and Tola both passed away. We stayed in touch to their last days. I miss them. With besr wishes Riva
Enxhi posts on 12/30/2008 5:23:09 PM Wow! I just finished your book "The Cage. It is a very good book.I cried through the whole book.You are a very strong person. I could not be that strong if I lost my brother and sister and my parents.I raised my little brother because my parents are always at work, and when he says " I love" you to me, it means the world to me because he's only 3 They mean the world to me and you are a real hero. For some reason while reading the book It put me in your position. I felt like i was there and not at home. I felt like I was you. I have read so many Holocaust books, but none like yours.My great uncle was tortured too by the nazis. He was a deaf-mute, and the nazis captured him wanting to know where there were Jews. He could not understand what was going on. Since he wasn't talking they thought that he was going to speak so they took steaming hot boiled eggs with their shells and put it on his weakest skin which was his armpit. After hours they realized he was deaf and mute and they released him, but he had frightning dreams and he couldn't sleep he had so many nightmares. This happened in Albania.Every time I think of what happened to everyone in the Holocaust I cry for everyone that was humiliated and taken away from there families. I probably will never experience anything like that in my life, but someone during class once said why should we keep talking about it, it's the past. That comment angered me because its so important to remember all those people that struggled in the past alive. I also have a question, did you and Karola still keep in touch after being liberated?And Tola too?

Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 12/24/2008 4:35:00 PM Dear Mena, I am happy to hear that The Cage has such a strong effect. Try for To Life. Check also the library When we celebrate our joint birthday we will think of one another. Let me know if you found the book. With best wishes Riva
Mena posts on 12/24/2008 2:03:24 PM Dear Mrs. Sender, I read your book The Cage, a year ago. It was amazing and very touching. I have heard about the Holocaust but I never really knew the details about it until I read your amazing book. I was so surprised when I found out that we had the same birthday. My birthday is May 3, as well. You are truly me hero. I have also been searching for your other book, To Life, I have been having some trouble finding it could you help ? I hope to hear back from you. Lots of love, Mena
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 12/22/2008 2:09:51 PM Dear Megan. I am touched by our letter. Thank you. Please read my books TO LIFE and The Holocaust Lady. You may find it in the library or AMAZON.COM. I just read The boy in striped pigamas by John Boyed. It was anazing. I did not see the movie. With best wishes Riva
megan posts on 12/21/2008 6:03:57 PM Hello Riva, i posted earlier to write how moved and amazed i was by your book the cage. Last year after reading the book the cage you came to speak at my high school it was absolutely breath taking and i enjoyed it so much you and your books have given me so much education not just on the holocaust but of life itself and i wanted to thank you. I also had a question, your book the cage is so moving and i was wondering what book you might recommend for reading next. Thank you so very much you are truly an inspiration to everyone.
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 12/21/2008 3:43:57 PM Dear Twinkle Thank you for you sensitive and moving note. We all can make a difference. Try for a copy of TO LIFE and a copy of The Holocaust Lady. With best wishes Riva
twinkle posts on 12/21/2008 11:08:52 AM Hi ms ruth! I've read your book 'the cage' for many times already and everytime i do, i cry. it had touched my heart, made me sad for the experiences you went through and at the same time, hope for better things and better world. The line, "the world was silent' made me think. it encouraged me more to offer all that i can do for fellow people who are in need. indeed, turning the head away in times of abuse is the same as the abuser. i hope i can find a copy of the sequel To Life and The Holocaust Lady.
Ruth Minsky Sender posts on 12/19/2008 1:30:19 PM Dear Diana. Please have your teacher contact me. 631 689 2882. With best wishes Riva
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