A true story and not just based on truth
The point of encounter between my search for Maya … and historical censorship that persists with censoring.
A true story and not just based on truth by: Ofer Sarenka Aloni
My name is Ofer (Hebrew for ‘deer’). I am named for my aunt Sarenka (Polish for ‘deer’), who roused the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In February 2012 I discovered something which Prof. Israel Gutman defined as rare and unique, “because there is no other documentation”, key persons were wowed by it, but somewhere in the gloomy corridors of the ‘Memory Police’ a decision was made: to censor my findings, along with me too, and what really happened 70 years ago at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a rebellion which is the foundation of current democracy. And why was this material, and I, censored? Because the leaders fled…so Professor Gutman whispered to me.
My journey will remind you of the rebellion against the gravity of our own habitual approaches (historical, too) as we move towards the path 2 Hope…. for a person without hope is considered as though dead.
I recommend you start tracking the fingerprints of your history – your families – despite, or because of, all the walls you’ll come up against.
Then you'll be linking to the DNA of your personal “self”, and be exposed to your current existence in all its force, for our past is the foundation of our future.
Epigraph code 2 Hope
is a journey – historical, philosophical, current – and I am still on my way. It aims to reveal the singular point of connection between one person and another: the heart, serving as the vanishing point.
But to enlighten a spiritual point, one is best assisted by a parable or legend or narrative. Here’s a historical narrative on the most important issue in the world: the heart.
So here’s my story, for you, in brief and straight to your heart:
There was a young woman, named Sarenka. Surely she kissed her baby girl as she handed her into another’s care. It was World War II and Sarenka, 21 years old, returned to the heart of the action, standing by her comrades in the locked-down Warsaw Ghetto to rebel against the Nazis! And many are the questions that arise about Sarenka…
What is this connection to the heart that, for its sake, Sarenka handed her baby into another person’s care? Are we capable of comprehending this connection in our web-dominated
generation, in our technology-commanded world, that tramples simple humanity?
Did a woman rouse the most important rebellion ever in the world, and are the ‘memory police’ censoring