In Search of a Statistic. "Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna" by Peter Singer. [review]
Many of us, as we get older, become curious about relatives we hardly or never knew. Perhaps, if we have children of our own, we become more aware of the biological ties that bind us to those relatives and seek self-illumination through the lighting of the shadowy places in our ancestry. This process is beautifully implied by Peter Singer’s title, "Pushing Time Away", a phrase taken from a letter written by his maternal grandfather, David Ernst Oppenheim, to his maternal grandmother, Amalie Pollak, in which Oppenheim declares: 'what binds us pushes time away.'