Holocaust lessons for today
By Julie Mehegan
Monday, June 26, 2006

WASHINGTON – Toward the back of the dusty pile of shriveled, gray shoes I spotted a single spectator pump – one of the few shoes here that retains a hint of its original color.
White leather. Round blue toe. Thick blue heel. A ladies’ size 6, maybe.
A shoe my grandmother would have worn.
But the heartbreaking truth is that the woman (or girl) who perhaps spotted this shoe in a shop window, saved up to buy it, wore it to her job as a secretary, surely never became a grandmother herself.