When I was in elementary school, I had recurring nightmares about the Holocaust. A certainty hung around me like heavy, dust-filmed drapes — a conviction that it not only could happen again but would. I couldn’t focus on multiplication problems or long division. I was too busy figuring out where I might hide when they came for me.
"How Not to Be Afraid" is from the January 20, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Rachel Marie Stone and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.