A Realization Essay

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Lee A. ZitoHolocaust Museum Trip Extra CreditWhen we attended the Holocaust Museum it had been the second time I had visited it. I really didn't want to go, partly because I had already been there, but also because I didn't have anyone to hang out with. I invited my cousin because her and I are like sisters. Since we were both three years old we've rarely gone through a day without seeing each other.She agreed to go and about a week or two later she started seeing a guy from the class. I thought this would be no problem since we all knew each other. It turned out that I was ditched the moment the bus took off from Mount Laurel to Washington. And at that very moment I was homesick.But I knew I had to deal with it at least for the rest of the day. So I toughened up and tried to forget about it, convinced I could enjoy this trip by myself. Before we got on the elevators at the museum, I felt so alone and upset with at least thirty people around me. I tried hard not to care about where my cousin was, after all, she ditched me.Right before we got on the elevators she came up to me and asked me if I was mad at her. I said no like a total hypocrite. The truth was I felt saved, I was glad she was with me again. We walked a while through the museum, not speaking a word. Despite the fact that everyone was doing this out of respect, the silence between my cousin and I was uneasy tension. I guess she was mad because she wanted to hang out with her boyfriend, not me.We stopped at the Nuremberg Laws display. Trying to erase the tension I told her, "Look, I'd be considered a first degree Jew." (My father was Jewish, but is a Catholic convert.) Then looking it over once more I noticed she wasn't characterized at all in the laws. So I said, "I guess you'd...

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