Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Update

As I indicated in a previous comment, I do hope that those who do not wish to comment publicly on their abuse by Johannes Somary will reach out to me privately at I do not wish to hurt or embarass anyone and will fervently respect all victims' needs for privacy.
I have been in contact with one person who was touched and kissed inappropriately by Somary. One of that person's contacts indicates that there were a great number of abuse victims, both male amd female.
Anne Somary has announced a memorial concert in June for Somary. Horace Mann School emailed her announcement of this concert to Horace Mann Music Alumni despite their promise to me that they would not assist in organizing or assisting with any event memorializing or glorifying Somary.
I continue to struggle intensely with the issue of whether I should go more public about the abuse or not.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Opening Statement

My name is EB. I am starting this blog in order to reach out to others who were molested by Johannes Somary. Mr. Somary taught at the Horace Mann School for many years. He passed away earlier this month - February 2011. Though Mr. Somary brought the gift of music to many and had a long and celebrated career, he was also a molester of children. It took many years for me to remember the two instances of my molestation by him. Those events had a devastating impact on my life.
You may ask, why bring this up now, now that he is gone? The reason is that I know there are others out there like me and I believe that by connecting we may be able to help each other to heal.
New York City
February 19, 2011