Happy Father’s Day

Today I remember my own dad, who passed when I was 13 years old. I have missed him ever since.

My dad was a holocaust survivor, I have no words to describe the pain that he endured at the hands of Nazi Germany. He spent 5 years in the hells of concentration camps. He was the only survivor out of his entire family. He was married before the war and his wife and two small children perished in the hells of the holocaust. And yet somehow he managed to survive, to go on, to have a new family, to work hard so I and my brother could have what he never did.


My father was a mover and a shaker, he could move mountains, people always came to him for help and he always somehow managed to give them what they needed.

From the moment he was liberated all he wanted to do was come to the United States, where he could live without the fear of another war, another holocaust, but that never happened for him.

Today I celebrate him and his dream for me.

Wishing all Fathers a Happy Blessed Father’s Day!!!

In the picture, my mother, my father and me at 18 months old while still in Germany right before we left for Israel.

How are you celebrating your Father? Post your favorite Father picture, love to hear from you.

Many Blessings,

© Masha Gitel Ellman 2015

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My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

10 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day

  1. i imagine the same courage, inspiration, strength, generosity and sense of survival courses through your blood. and i imagine he is smiling at your willingness to share your story. thank you masha


  2. What a beautiful tribute to your father! You have honored him in such a spectacularly sweet way. I am so thankful that I read your post. It made me appreciate my father and my husband so much more! I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart! 🙂


    1. Ina, I am so grateful for your comment. It’s not easy for me to speak of my parents and the holocaust, it’s so emotional. But knowing that I am able to light the way for you makes it all worth it. Blessings.

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  3. Masha, this is a lovely way to remember your dad. What an amazing man indeed to have as your father, must have been so strong and real survivor. Everyday’ has been Father’s Day at the moment and we celebrate every moment he’s with us!


  4. Thanks for sharing your dad’s story here, Masha. What I read is that his hopes and dreams live on with you, and that is incredibly tender and moving. Love to you X


  5. Masha, thank you for such a great words about your father, Those are indeed an inspiratorion for everyone, because we all need those examples of corageous and strenght every day to gon on¡¡¡ And i´m sure your dad is happy wherever he is, having an amazing and grateful daughter like you. Vivian¡¡ (Colombian ophtalmologist) hope you remember me¡¡¡


    1. Vivian of course I remember you. You are so right we all need examples of courage and strength. Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to me.


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