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The play "Rose" (Triangle Productions) is currently at the CoHo Theater in NW Portland. It's a one-woman show about a Holocaust survivor, now 80, remembering her life. It is sad, funny, poignant, provocative. Following the weekend performances, a Holocaust survivor will speak and answer questions. It's playing Thursday-Sunday through April 25.
No, it doesn't have answers to the big questions, but it is thought provoking and definitely worthwhile.
How can people be so hateful? It is not just fear, not just pain, not just desperation. We have both sides within us and can react in inhumane ways or humane ways to the same situations. We should at least try to teach children to be kind as a value, to recognize bullying and taunting as hateful behavior. And it should not be allowed to go on in schools. How about the media? Hateful people are abusing their freedom of speech in this country to rabble rouse ignorant (and smart) people to foment prejudice. Could it happen here? Yes, it could. Let each of us try to make the world better in all things we do, big and small, and stand up to prejudice when we encounter it.
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