From the Fig Tree

When Myrta Ladich toured the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem last May, she saw a photo of family of her closest friend during college and her early years of marriage. The photo brought tears to her eyes.

Myrta has long been attuned to the suffering of Jews in the Holocaust.

Her friend came to Seattle at the age of 18, having fled communist rule in Hungary by walking to Vienna. She had survived the Holocaust as a child at the age of six. Most of her family were killed in Auschwitz.

Before joining the May 18 to 31 delegation of 30, visiting through Interfaith Peacebuilders, Myrta knew her Jewish friend, who now lives in California, is appalled at what Israel’s government does to Palestinians.

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