I should have guessed that Maurice Sendak's art and work is colored by the shadow of the Holocaust. In this NY Times article he describes his work on Brundibar, a book and an opera written by children in the Holocaust. He reads from the book in a Flash presentation.
Obgames: Last games night, Binyamin left me Ticket to Ride, which I hope will be a game that both of my kids will enjoy. I have only played TtR:E once, at BGG.con .