Still amazed by the positive Jewish energy being displayed here. Though I think I would, in any circumstance, be deeply touched by all the learning and celebrating of Jewish life that is going on here, it has a special resonance for me. A week from this coming Tuesday I am leaving for Poland for the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Not only shall I be there but I am going as part of the official American delegation. I will be, as the person from the White House who called me to ask me to go, put it be representing the President and the Nation. It is an overwhelming honor and a bit mindboggling to think that I have been asked to be part of this delegation.
I shall go from watching how Jews lived to commemorating how and where they died. Or, as I put it in my book on the libel trial [History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving] from Jews as "subject," as they are here, to Jews as "object," as they were for the most part during the Shoah.