I misspoke in the presence of a Jewish woman, by referring to a "Birdman
of Auschwitz." Oops. I had noticed that this woman seizes any moment to let her company know that she is proudly a Jewish atheist or an atheist Jewess, so I tried to preempt what was to come as soon as I realized my mistake, but the wine or maybe even the potatoes rendered me too slow. She jumped down my throat, stating emphatically and repeatedly "Auschwitz is in Europe!!"
I told her, "I know. I know. I have been there. On a gloomy day." She retreated and then almost fell asleep in an armchair.
Remarkably, a Google search reveals that there is a "Birdman
" who thinks that he has something to write about Auschwitz.