Entonces tenemos al bajista de Rush ,charlando de su infancia, de los avatares de vivir 30 años en una Banda , porque " Geddy" en vez de " Gary", (su nombre de orígen.), sentirse una estrella de Rock , o porqué los fans siguen viendo al grupo.
Sin embargo en esta nota ofrecida a un medio de difusión de cultura judía, el trato del holocausto no queda afuera y es interesante debido a lo que nos significa a todos ,seamos o no judíos.
My favorite record is Grace Under Pressure (1984). The single ‘Red Sector A’ is about the Holocaust, correct?
That song goes back to a story my mother told me about being liberated [from Bergen-Belsen] and how she wasn’t quite sure what was going on. She was in a section of the camp, working and looked out the window to see all these soldiers with their arms up. She thought this was some sort of new salute to Hitler. She hadn’t realized that they were being liberated. But when she finally realized, her first reaction was, ‘What took you so long?’ All the while, she had assumed the rest of the world was suffering as well and going through similar conditions….When I told this story to Neil [Peart] (drummer and lyricist), parts of the story had some impact on him, and he came up with ‘Red Sector A.’
You went back to the camps not too long ago?
Yeah, I went with my mother in 1995 and with my brother and my sister. We went to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated, and it was the 50th anniversary of the liberation of that camp. While we were there, we went back to the town she was a child in, as well as Auschwitz, where she was before being transferred to Bergen-Belsen. This was our opportunity to revisit her life, and it gave her a real sense of completion, the closure of that horrible part of her life.
What was it like for you to visit the camps after hearing these stories for so long?
It felt good going back with her—regardless of how intolerably devastating visiting a concentration camp was. The fact that she survived, along with my grandmother, aunt and uncles—the fact that she was living evidence against the perpetrators of the Holocaust—was kind of uplifting. I know it might sound strange, but I remember she turned to me and said, ‘I wish my brothers and sisters had come along on this trip, because they would experience the feeling of having won the war.’
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