21 August 2006

day-tripping in LA

My cousins are gone! They've left! The reality of an imminent sixteen-week period of suffering is starting to sink in. Gah.

Museum of Tolerance
9786 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl
Washington, DC

One of my last hurrahs for this summer was a trip to the Museum of Tolerance. It was such an enlightening experience and it provided me with an even greater understanding of the severity and the impact of the Holocaust. During the visit, I got to hear Dorothy Greenstein talk about her past. She is a survivor of the Holocaust, born Devorah Kirszenbaum and acquired the Polish name Zofia Leszczynska. Another speaker that day was Timothy Zaal, a former Neo-Nazi skinhead who founded the White Aryan Resistance and was notorious in the San Gabriel Valley back in the late eighties. With the exhibit and the speakers, I earned a renewed respect for the millions of victims of the Holocaust and for everyone in the past and present who has been a victim of hate. I had the same feeling after going to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC back in 2001. Both museums are well worth the visit!

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
1514 N Gower St
Hollywood, CA

After all that somberness, one has to eat! Hankering for a delectable Southern style meal in a no-frills urban setting? Head to Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood. A celebrity favorite and a longstanding hit in the neighborhood, I highly recommend the chicken! Mmm and some of those homemade biscuits, eggs, grits, waffles, and more. Now I'm hungry again!

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