It’s a rainy, fall day. Perfect reading weather. 🍂 Returning to this brilliantly written biography by Anne Sebba, "Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy."
In one passage, Sebba relates the story of Hilda Bernstein, a Jewish, political activist and Communist party member living in South Africa, to Ethel's story.
Also a mother, and also arrested, Hilda shares a reflection on the tensions involved in being an activist parent, "In the long run the most important thing as far as the children are concerned is what sort of country they will have to live in.'"
Thinking of mothers like Ethel and Hilda, and all activist parents and their families, fighting for a better future for us all.