It was a great joy to be at yesterday's screening of Picking Up the Pieces with my grandfather. We were in Miami at the John Paul II Interfaith Film Festival.
It is hard to understate the tragedy of the Holocaust, and there are many hidden dimensions the psychological struggle to recover and lead productive lives after this tragedy.
JP2 Interfaith Film Festival has a focus on exploring spirituality in film, and afterwards the audience brought up the issue of the questioning one's faith in God, an experience that most child survivors experienced during the Holocaust and/or their recovery.
Every survivor speaks for him or herself, I would not want to generalize about their conclusions. But during my interview it was clear that whatever their conclusions, faith and identity have become intertwined with painful memory for survivors.