Tamara's Writings and Stories
In a letter written to her granddaughter
Thank you for sending me the letter with your beautiful words and the love you sent. All of our lives we are living in periods - sometimes painful because of the beauty and sometimes painful because of the grief. But, knowing that there will always be a new period, sort of gives us hope together with fascination… Enjoy as much as possible, as much as you can, even a small green leaf in winter.
Feb 2007 Tamara was sitting at breakfast and telling me about Rabbi Nachman of Breslov who had died at a young age in the 30s after his son who he had hoped would be his heir died of TB. She told me that he had predicted that the Messiah would not only be for the Jews but for the whole world, that all of the nations would come together. She had tears and put both hands up to her eyes and said "I care too much".
Written to Michael February, 2007
"The Germans were able to kill my childhood but they were not able to kill the child within me - the huge love, sensitivity, being concerned, giving, trying to convert the bad to better, to fulfill promises, and to believe.
I do not want to be different, not this time and not the next even with the pain which I sometimes feel."
Oct 7, 2006
She wrote a poem today about her childhood and what she had been saying.
She was talking about how things might have been had the war not
come and she still had her mother and father. "I remember thinking as a child that I wanted to do what my mother did - Go to university and I would have taken literature and writing. And I would have continued to play piano and to dance. Who knows what I could have accomplished.
I will never know what I could have been, what I could have achieved or could have been.
I look at my life and I feel that I have accomplished nothing."
After seeing Peter Pan by James M. Barrie she was crying.
"She said "When I am in Neverland, you can come to visit me everyday.
But you don't believe in Neverland.
You have to have the soul of a child like me.
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