Monday, September 22, 2003
Although I do not have much time to read or write anything that is not related to Jews and non-Jews in France during the second half of the 1940s, I almost daily try to get my hands on a copy of the IHT, which to me has proven itself to be one of the best media to keep up-to-date, as I do not need an internet connection for the newspaper, and it can be read on my many rides in the Paris metro, as well as during the breaks that I force myself to take while studying the sources for my PhD thesis. In Saturday's issue there was a moving article about a German woman named Sabriye Tenberken, who in spite of or maybe one should say because of ( I would not dare to say thanks to ) her own blindness started a wonderful project, aimed at teaching blind children and young adults in Tibet the skills necessary to rely upon themselves. The story of her life is amazing, filled wigh perseverance and a lot of hope. The organization which she founded has a website, which can be found here. On the site you can read about the work Sabriye and her organization have done and still are doing, and about how you can support that work.
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