I often wonder if other Jews have the same thing that I do; an uncontrollable need to plan an escape route in case of an imminent second holocaust. This internal escape route planning happens at home and abroad. Here at home, the planned passage to Canada is through Pennsylvania.
This planning is an unconscious act and absolutely uncontrollable. It's not obsessive at all, it's an occasional check in on one of the many worst case scenarios that can be envisioned. I wonder if I'm young for this kind of thinking, but I don't think I am. I'm almost 40 and grew up with holocaust survivors and WWII veterans, my grandfather being one. At this point there's not that many arms tattooed with numbers that could take you by surprise in the summer, so do younger Jews have that same occasional sense of anxiety?