Ever since I was a kid, I had a passion for studying the Holocaust. Yesterday, I received word from Gratz College that I will be studying in their Holocaust History and Genocide Studies MA program! How COOL IS THAT??? I know, pace myself.
About a year ago, Joanna (the life coach) asked me a really interesting question during one of our work meetings: 'what's your goal in life?'
Without missing a beat, I said "I want to change the way people are educated about the Holocaust." I surprised myself with the answer. She asked me what it would take for me to achieve my dream and I said "a miracle". Well, folks, I'm making my dream come true! Today, I randomly pitched the Director of Programs and Community Engagement at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Michigan.
|Do you know which country this armband came from? Poland.|
Here's the thing: I don't want her job... well, not all of it. I want to work with her to make the HMC bigger and better! I want to take over the social media aspect of the marketing. I want to switch things up and set the HMC apart from the other Holocaust museums.
I know, I have lofty goals and odd dreams for a 31 year old woman...let's just hope she tells me that they want to hire me because I'm super-duper awesome! I've never done anything this brazen before but there's a first time for everything!
I think if all of my grandparents were alive, there would only be one who would ask me WTF I was thinking. My Papa always had a problem with remembering the Holocaust but his story is the one story I keep researching because it was so unique and rarely told. I may focus my PhD work on the forced labor Hungarian battalions but, for now, I just want to absorb (and spit back) as much info as I can.
|My Papa, Albert, was in the munkaszolgálat - Hungarian slave labor service - during the Holocaust.|