Visiting the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, MD proved fortuitous and educational at the same time. In my five days of research in Washington D.C., I had only allotted one day for the National Archives. I could have spent a week digging through history.
That’s how many additional pages of documentation I have on Henry Zguda thanks to the International Tracing Service housed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I don’t know why I waited so long to put in a research request. I guess I’d presumed a ‘tracking’ service would help me ‘trace’ Henry. But I knew where he was and when. I could not have been more wrong.
I leave in a week for a writing conference in New York City for which I’m nervous, excited and will somehow never be quite ready. After New York I will visit Washington DC, get needed friend time with a college roommate, and revisit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, among other planned visits. I’ve been to the museum before, but now I have a very specific purpose. I’ve requested to see Henry’s papers and artifacts again. I got an e-mail today that they are waiting for me at the reference desk. I haven’t seen them for ten years.
Here’s a trick question my husband asked me tonight. Give yourself no more than 20 seconds to answer.
How many dancing monkeys fit on the head of a pin? (scroll down when ready.)