The COVID pandemic coincident resurgence of anti-Semitism, racism, and aggression is a stark reminder of its role as the canary in the coal mine of fascism. That coal mine provides fuel for escapes from the work of grief via a flight to shaming, blaming, and scapegoating. Remembrance of family history is a more courageous and healthier path of grief work

Harold Bursztajn ’72
Cambridge, Mass.