Thursday, March 31, 2011

Catherine Share in Her Own Words.

From my first memories, being hidden from the Nazis in France, all I can remember is fear, loneliness and confusion. I was born in the middle of the worst holocaust ever known, and I was born with Jewish blood.

My father was a Freedom Fighter in the French underground and both my parents died in the war. My Grandmother on my mother’s side died in a Ghetto in Eastern Europe and both my grandparents on my father’s side died in concentration camps. My father made arrangements with a French lawyer who was secretly helping the underground to take me out of what he considered Fascist France (French authorities had helped the Germans deport and kill most of the French Jews).

When the war was over, he did just that. He found a wonderful woman to adopt me. She was a left wing cause fighter with a heart as big and giving as any person I have ever known.

I saw a different part of life than most kids. She married a Hollywood psychologist and gave me a loving family for many years. I saw first hand the repression of the Un-American Activities Committee and fought for such causes as ban the atom bomb and civil rights - along with a lot of loving and some very famous people.

This rich and loving life came crashing down when my adoptive mother died of cancer and my step-father changed and rejected me at the tender age of sixteen.

I entered in ‘the sixties’ completely alone in this world, wounded, and looking for someone to love me and tell me the truth. I tried just about everything to fill the empty gaping wound in my soul. I became addicted to anything that would temporarily stop the pain of loneliness and rejection - including food, marijuana, sex and LSD (which completely destroyed my mind and made me like a little child for many years). I was the Hippie of hippies and The ‘flower child’.

I thought I had found peace at last but I was still searching for the truth and the truth giver. No family, I wandered around in a false euphoria of drugs and ‘relationships’.

I was a prime target for Charlie and his now infamous ‘Family’. I came to the Family through a boyfriend, Bobby Beausoleil and when I met Charlie he seemed to have all the answers. My wounded soul drank in all the attention he bestowed on me. He was all things to all people and for me he became the revolutionary leader, the loving and free one that could free me from my pain and fear. Night after night and day after day I listened to him and he became my truth giver and the closest thing to Christ I had ever experienced. A true angel of light! But it was a false light; like a moth goes to a light bulb and destroys itself, thinking it is the sun it is flying into.

I was so convinced that he had all the answers and that he was Jesus Christ personified that I convincingly told many ‘Family’ members that he was. Since I believed it with all my heart, they believed me. In the process I pulled Leslie Van Houten and Linda Kasabian into the family; a fact that still grieves me to this day. I also looked the owner of this Web Site in the face, Dennis Rice, and told him that Charlie was Christ. We were all looking for God and truth and we were all deceived.

There was never any talk of murder or any kind of violence really. To me it was a dream come true. I had the family I had never had, validation…and the attention I so desperately craved. I believed we would all survive the coming holocaust together and save all the little children who would be crying on street corners in the burning cities. This appealed to my motherly instincts.

Ever so slowly, things began to change. I was the oldest besides Charlie and I had a lot of fears that he constantly was ‘working on’. I also had lots of unresolved issued that caused me to overeat, something I had done off and on most of my life. This caused Charlie to leave me out of a lot of the ‘more advanced’ training sessions, that I actually only learned about after reading Charles Watson’s book. The bottom line is that I was left out of the murders.

12 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Gypsy states that her parents died in the war.

By all other accounts I've seen, her parents committed suicide.

Small difference I suppose, depending who you ask.

Always-Is-Always said...

I was watching some youtube of leslie the other day, and les said gypsy had sent her a letter, apologizing for getting her involved with the family. She said, receiving that letter meant a lot to her.

katie8753 said...

I didn't know she was jewish.

>>>Lynyrd said: Gypsy states that her parents died in the war.

By all other accounts I've seen, her parents committed suicide.>>>

That's what I've read too, that her parents committed suicide.

I've seen Gypsy in many interviews in the latter years, and she seems to have finally grown up and feels very bad about her actions back in the late 60's, early 70's.

I think she re-connected with her son too.

>>>Always said: I was watching some youtube of leslie the other day, and les said gypsy had sent her a letter, apologizing for getting her involved with the family. She said, receiving that letter meant a lot to her.>>>

I didn't know that. Interesting!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Edith, err... Katie said>>>>

"I didn't know she was Jewish".

Most sources state she was born in France during World War II of a Hungarian father and a French mother.
I guess you can be Hungarian Jewish, Russian Jewish... or just about any other combination.
I get the impression she was half-Jewish?
Anyone know for sure?

I've heard so much made about Manson hating Jews here-and-there.
You gotta wonder, how that piece would fit this puzzle??
Maybe Manson doesn't hate Jews as much as the rumor-mill would have us believe.

katie8753 said...

>>>Lynyrd said: Most sources state she was born in France during World War II of a Hungarian father and a French mother.
I guess you can be Hungarian Jewish, Russian Jewish... or just about any other combination.
I get the impression she was half-Jewish?
Anyone know for sure?>>>

I do know one thing about the Jewish faith. If the mother is jewish, the child is jewish regardless of the father. If the father is jewish and the mother not, then the child isn't jewish.

Go figya.

>>>I've heard so much made about Manson hating Jews here-and-there. You gotta wonder, how that piece would fit this puzzle?? Maybe Manson doesn't hate Jews as much as the rumor-mill would have us believe.>>>

Either she's not jewish, or he didn't know????

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Katie said>>>>
"I do know one thing about the Jewish faith. If the mother is jewish, the child is jewish regardless of the father. If the father is jewish and the mother not, then the child isn't jewish".

I know the Nazi's had some type of paternal vs. maternal equation for figuring "how jewish" a person was... but, I never knew the Jews used a similar system on themselves. LOL

I gotta be honest...
Gypsy "looks Jewish" to me.
I hope that doesn't come across as anti-semitic... but, honestly, she does.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I gotta be honest...
Jean Stapleton is a lot more endearing than that witch photo of Sadie Mae Glutz. LOLOL

katie8753 said...

>>>Lynyrd said: I know the Nazi's had some type of paternal vs. maternal equation for figuring "how jewish" a person was... but, I never knew the Jews used a similar system on themselves. LOL>>

I used to date this guy years ago, whose ex-wife was jewish and he said their daughter was jewish, even though he wasn't.

And I ran across that somewhere recently too, that same formula about how "jewish" someone is.

I thought it kind of strange too.

>>>Lynyrd said: I gotta be honest...
Jean Stapleton is a lot more endearing than that witch photo of Sadie Mae Glutz. LOLOL>>>

I wonder what Edith would say if she went to Spahn Ranch and met up with "the family".

Edith: "Oh, Chahlee, you have quite a large family. Are these all your dauh-ters?"

Charlie: "They're my "children" but not my daughters. I've had knowledge of them all."

Edith: "Ohhhhhh....that's nice....I'm glad you're teaching them their A-B-C's."

Charlie: And a lot more than that. They've all COME to NOW."

Edith: Ohhhhh.....Oohhhhhh myyyyyy."

HA HA

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

LOLOLOLOL

"Whatta they eaten there Charlie?
Looks like the bottom of a hamsters cage". LOL

katie8753 said...

HA HA.

"What's the matter little goil. Cat got your tongue?"

"Oh she doesn't speak Mr. Bunker, she talks with her eyes."

"Oh Jeez, I'd love to hear her recite the Gettysburg Address."

HA HA HAHA HA HA.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

"Always" said>>>>
"I was watching some youtube of leslie the other day, and les said gypsy had sent her a letter, apologizing for getting her involved with the family. She said, receiving that letter meant a lot to her".

Hello Always!

Yes... I've seen that footage myself.
I couldn't for the life of me, tell ya which clip it was from now... but, I have seen it.
I remember Leslie looked a bit emotional, when she discussed that topic.

Shak El said...

The Nazi's had a very genetic view of jewishness as inherited. There where two jewish sects that the Nazi's ran into during their eastern conquests which they decided were not really "jews." They were not persecuted. The Dommah in Greece and the Karaites in the Ukraine.