Monday, November 30, 2009

Enslaved vs. Freed

"I don't necessarily believe that the truth sets you free," says the woman whose father left her many mysteries about his life before, during and after his incarceration in Bergen-Belsen during World War II, "but I don't want to be enslaved by secrets." Despite that, Vicky Grandon will not share her father's real name when sharing his and her story, continuing his life's lessons of hiding who you are in case "they" are coming to get you.

Not even his name? Really? What's the worst thing you could admit, that your dad is now your "mom," as was the case Emily Wallis tracked down Clive, the man whose affair with her biological mom created the uncomfortable dynamic in which she lived with the man she thought was her father.

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