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April 16, 2014
PUBLIC INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE EVENT: EYEWITNESSES TO HISTORY
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US ARMY LIBERATORS WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AT BUCHENWALD, DACHAU AND NEARBY CONCENTRATION CAMPS ADMINISTERED BY DACHAU AND COMING UPON THE GARDELEGEN MASSACRE OF JEWS, CHRISTIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS AND ALLIED POW'S BEING TRANSFERRED BETWEEN CONCENTRATION CAMPS
 
LOCATION
ST TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Spanish Springs, The Villages Florida
 
April 29, 2014 4PM (doors open 3:30PM)
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT 

 
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In addition to the 6 million European and Russian Jews murdered by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust of whom 1.3 million were children,  6 million Christians were killed including Priests, Reverends, Pastors, Nuns , academics, students and other civilians, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, Gays, Lesbians, Blacks living in Germany, the handicapped and mentally ill, captured US and allied soldiers.   
 
Those that survived and the other eyewitnesses including the soldiers who liberated the camps, are now at an age where they are rapidly diminishing in number.  

This years event is dedicated to US Army liberators.  Our speakers, all in their 80’s and 90’s and from varied walks of life, have remarkably clear memories, presentations and in some cases photographs they personally took during their liberation of  Buchenwald, Dachau and nearby camps and the Gardelegen massacre site.
 
Given their ages, this is an ideal and perhaps once in a lifetime last opportunity for adults, teachers, junior and high school and college students to learn about the Holocaust directly in a live presentation from those who witnessed it. 
 
For the local, state and national media, the firsthand accounts of these WWII veterans represent the eyewitness testimony and humanity of the “greatest generation” whose numbers are now rapidly dwindling with time.
 
SPEAKERS
 

 Jim Bishop
 
 Pat Macri
 
 Irving Locker
 
 Bill Whipp
THE US ARMY LIBERATORS
 
Jim Bishop
, First Sergeant, 3rd Army, 579 Signal Double Company, Under General Patton, Liberated Buchenwald

Patrick S. Macri, Sergeant 1st Class, 101st Airborne Division, Veteran of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge and Ending The War At Berchtesgaden, Was At One of the Camps Liberated in the Landsberg Area Near Munich (Camps Were Administered by Dachau)
 
Irving Locker, Staff Sergeant, 116th AAA Gun Battalion Anti - Aircraft Tank, Artillery, Was At the Site of the Gardelegen Massacre Where Over 1,000 Jews, Political Prisoners and Allied POW's Were Murdered
 
Bill Whipp, PFC, 22nd Infantry Regime, 3rd Army in 4th Infantry Division Under George Patton, Liberated Dachau
 
INVOCATIONS AND PRAYERS
 
Invocation: Reverend Drew Willard, United Church of Christ
 
Prayers: Sheldon Skurow, Spiritual Leader, Temple Shalom
 
INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS AND CLOSING STATEMENT
 
Gene Sweeney, USAF Veteran, Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, Co-Founder of the Liberator Foundation Todah Menorah Memorial
 
Event Co Organizer’s Phyllis Kalter and Kathy Schachter
 
 
For a printable flyer on the event, please click here.
 
 
 
Two US Veterans created the Todah Menorah Memorial. Todah means Thank You in Hebrew.
 
The Todah Memorial is to thank the American, Canadian/British and Russian forces who liberated individuals from the death and concentration camps 1944-1945.
 
The bronze Todah Memorial will be on display at the our Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Event at St Timothy Catholic Church, April 29. 
 
See the video immediately below about the Todah Memorial. 

 
We believe that remembrance not only obligates us to memorialize those who perished in the Holocaust, but also reminds us of the fragility of Democracy and the need for citizens to be vigilant in the protection of Democratic ideals.
 
We remember because we recognize the importance of preserving freedom, promoting human dignity and confronting hatred whenever and wherever it occurs. 
 
In 2012 and 2013, the event was held at Church on the Square in The Villages, which was filled to its capacity with 750 attendees.
 
In 2014, the Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Committee will hold its annual event April 29, 2014, at St Timothy’s Catholic Church in The Villages Florida, which seats up to 1,500 people.
 
Speakers and attendees are from all faiths and ages.   Attendees come from The Villages, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Oxford, Summerfield, Leesburg, Belleview, Ocala, Fruitland Park, Inverness, Hernando and Brooksville, and, other areas of Sumter, Lake, Marion, Citrus, Hernando and South Alachua counties.
 
Following the event, pictures and video of the entire proceeding will be posted on this page.

The Villages Florida itself is a very large retirement community with
approximately 85,000+ residents.  
 
The location is less than an hour from downtown Orlando or Gainesville and 1.5 hours from downtown Tampa. 
 
For more information contact Phyllis Kalter or Kathy Schachter at:
Telephone: 352 748 1800
Email: TempleShalomFL@embarqmail.com 
 

SEE MAP BELOW FOR LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS TO
ST TIMOTHY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH NEAR SPANISH SPRINGS, THE VILLAGES FL
1351 Paige Place   Lady Lake, FL 32159   Phone (352) 753-0989

 
 
 
The banner picture at the top of this page is of the monument “Liberation”, а bronze Holocaust memorial created by the sculptor Nathan Rapoport, located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Officially dedicated on May 30, 1985, the monument portrays an American soldier, carrying the body of а Holocaust survivor оut of а Nazi concentration camp.

SEE PICTURES AND INFORMATION BELOW AS FURTHER BACKGROUND

Photograph below was taken by Major Clarence Benjamin, U.S. 743rd Tank Battalion, of a woman, child and other Jews who were on a Nazi transport train to a concentration camp when they realized they were being liberated by American soldiers and were coming toward the soldiers.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture Below is of Children Showing Concentration Camp Liberators the Numbers Tattooed Onto Their Arms by the Nazi's Managing The Camp They Were In.   
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture below is of woman discovered by US Army soldiers to still be alive among the dead on a Nazi "death train".

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Picture to Bottom Left:   American soldiers were not just liberators.   They were also found to be prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.  Picture is of an American US Army soldier named James Watkins who was a Christian after his liberation from being a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.  See more information below.  Picture to Bottom Right: victims at Dachau shortly after liberation.
   
The outbreak of war in Europe put tens of thousands of American civilians in Europe, especially Jews, in deadly peril, but the State Department failed to help them. As a consequence of this callous policy many suffered — and some died.  
 
Later, when the United States joined the war against Hitler, many brave young American soldiers were captured and imprisoned. Jewish soldiers were at a special risk — they were sent into battle with a telltale “H” (for “Hebrew”) on their dog tags, which helped the Nazis single them out for mistreatment.
 
One group of Jewish GIs was sent to the brutal Berga concentration camp, which had the highest fatality rate of any camp where American POWs were held.  Other POWs were sent to other notorious concentration camps, like Buchenwald and Mauthausen, where they became victims of the machinery of the “Final Solution.”
 
After the Battle of the Bulge and other battles, captured Jewish GI’s, GI’s who were “ethnic undesirables”  and depending on circumstances white Christian GI’s were sent to Berga which was a particularly harsh concentration camp.
 
The Gardelegen Massacre
 
The Nazi SS, Luftwaffe Soldiers and Hitler Youth murdered over 1,000 Jews, Christian political prisoners and Russian Christian soldiers who were prisoners of war during a transport between concentration camps, by locking them all in a large barn structure previously filled with large amounts of straw doused in gasoline and burning them all alive outside of a town called Gardelegen. 
 
Hundreds had been quickly buried by the retreating Nazi's in mass graves using local laborers, but they could not complete their task to hide the evidence of the massacre before the US Army arrived. This site was discovered by F Company, 2nd Battalion, 405th Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division of the US Ninth Army on April 15, 1945.  Many pictures were taken by the US Signal Corp. 
 
General Eisenhower had the media taken there to photograph scenes such as the one to the left below of bodies taken from the structure.  The massacre was reported in leading US media at the time such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Life Magazine. 
 
The 102 Infantry Division of the US Ninth Army produced a pamphlet with text and pictures to document what they found that was widely circulated at the time.  Below to the right is the cemetery established by the US Army for the victims who were almost all Christian.  
 
The German who ordered the massacre escaped, incredibly was never "found" or prosecuted and lived in West Germany until his death in 1994.  The SS Officer in charge of the prisoner transport was only sentenced to life in prison in a trial after the war.  
 
[Webpage Editors note: below are the only 2 pictures that could be posted on this webpage for viewing by most ages; the rest of the pictures were too gruesome and horrifying to place here.  They can be seen on our Holocaust Remembrance and Education webpage along with more details-see below for Click Here link]



 
On April 19, the New York Times and The Washington Post ran stories about the massacre, quoting one US soldier who stated:

"I was never so sure before exactly what I was fighting for. Before this you would have said those stories were propaganda, but now you know they weren’t. There are the bodies and all those guys are dead." 
 
For information on the subject of how some Jewish and Christian US soldiers were sent to concentration camps see the 2 URL’s below which are just two of the books on this subject.  Click Here and Click Here
 
For more information on US soldiers being sent to concentration camps and on the Gardelegen massacre, Click Here to be taken to that section of our Holocaust Education webpage (the link will take a few seconds; link will take you to our Holocaust Education webpage and then automatically down to the section on Gardelegen massacre).
 
Picture below to left is of a 14 year old Polish Catholic girl at Auschwitz who with her mother were killed just days later in the gas chambers.  Pictured to right are Russian Christian civilians after liberation from the Mauthausen camp.
   
 
To left are survivors of the Ebensee concentration camp at the time of liberation. It was one of the most diabolical camps in terms of how prisoners were treated. To right is a US Army Medic helping survivors.


  
Below is a well known picture of General Eisenhower touring the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp.  General Eisenhower made other leading Generals, the media and members of Congress see the concentration camps firsthand, so that no one could ever say it did not happen.
 
Below is a picture of US Army Medical personnel treating concentration camp victims after liberation who had contracted typhus from the terrible conditions.

 
   
 
 
A RARE RECORDING MADE BY THE BBC AT THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, OF THE JUST FREED PRISONERS SINGING HATIKVA 
This was broadcast by BBC as part of its London Calling war time broadcasts.   Truly a moving experience listening to the reporter describing what he saw and then recording the voices of those singing.  For those in particular reading this who are Jewish, this is a moving experience. 
 
 
 
 
A PERSONAL ANECDOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER WHO CREATED THIS WEBPAGE -
 
MY MEETING WITH A FORMER MEMBER OF THE NAZI SS IN THE EARLY 1980'S
One of the customers I used to visit on trips to Germany in the early 1980’s was a Director at a major company. He knew I was Jewish based on previous discussions. On my frequent trips there, he and another manager would sometimes take me out to a local beer garden and there was much camaraderie. One day after "several rounds of beer" he told me as a young man he had been in the Nazi SS and became an SS Panzer tank commander. He enthusiastically talked about what great tank fighters the Israeli’s had been in the 1973 war. I asked him how he could reconcile praising the Israeli’s and spending so much time working and toasting in a beer garden with me, a Jew, given he had been in the Nazi SS. His simple, short and cold answer to it all has stayed with me ever since then, it is the story of history, and, is also a warning that all could just as easily tip to the other side of that thin razor's edge civilization exists on...what he told me without any emotion was …
“that was then, this is now”

...as if nothing had happened.....and then he toasted me again with his beer stein and returned to talking about work.
 
HISTORY DOES NOT REPEAT ITSELF,
BUT IT DOES RHYME
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
 
A SAD COMMENTARY FROM NOW, NOT THEN
MEIN KAMPH
HITLER'S ANTI SEMITIC DIATRIBE
IS AT THE TOP OF AMAZON'S POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PROPAGANDA SECTION AND ELSEWHERE TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS RANKED NO.12 AND NO. 15, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE POLITICS & CURRENT EVENTS SECTION OF THE ITUNES
E BOOKSTORE
(AS OF NEWS ARTICLES JANUARY 15 2014)
Besides the iTunes and Kindle-compatible versions, hundreds of txt and PDF files are available for download from thousands of online sources. More than a dozen free English-language versions of Mein Kampf have been downloaded in excess of 100,000 times from the nonprofit Internet Archive alone.

70 years After the Holocaust...Nothing Has Changed
Headlines from 2012-2014
And As In The Holocaust...
Christians Are Also Now At Risk
 

THERE ARE NOW 6 MILLION JEWS CONCENTRATED IN ISRAEL
Iran is developing nuclear weapons
Iran repeatedly declares its intent to destroy Israel
The major powers once again both negotiate for "Peace in Our Time" and say it is just rhetoric 
 
ANTI SEMITISM IN EUROPE IS RAPIDLY RISING
"The most chilling feature of the burgeoning anti-Semitism in Europe is that it does not emanate from governments or leaders but has infected the masses and is growing at the grass-roots level and thus likely to intensify.   European opinion polls express a contemporary version of this approach when they explicitly regard Israel as the greatest threat to global peace and stability — exceeding North Korea, Iran or Syria.
 
70 YEARS AFTER THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING OF JEWS-POLL: HIGH ANTI-SEMITISM AMONG WARSAW TEENS
1,250 students in 20 Warsaw high schools.  44% don't want a Jewish neighbor, 40% did not want Jewish classmates, 61% would be upset if their partner turned out to be a Jew
 
DEMONSTRATORS IN FRANCE CHANT' JEWS, OUT OF FRANCE!
Chants From The Sizeable Crowd Included "Jews, France Is Not Yours!" "Jews Out Of France" And "The Story Of The Gas Chambers Is Bull***!" At One Point, In A Show Of Raw, Seething Hatred, The Crowd Simply Spits Out The Word "Jew, Jew, Jew!"
January 2014
 
A MUST WATCH. FRANCE’S JEWISH EXODUS 
With Anti-Semitic Attacks On The Rise, Many French Jews Are Choosing To Leave The Country As CNN’s Jim Bittermann Reports (April 2013). Click On Link Below)
 
JEW BASHING - NEW ANTI SEMITISM SERIES- CANADA VISION TV (2013)
 
 US SCHOOL INDOCTRINATION AGAINST ISRAEL BEGINS YOUNG
AND IS NOT NEW
From a 2012 US High School Text Book
“If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?”
At a 2009 US High School Cultural Heritage Fair
A Palestinian Arab student booth  distributed venomous anti-Semitic propaganda. The “Arab-Palestinian” booth was displaying anti-Israel hate propaganda that included “doctored” pictures of Israeli soldiers shooting babies and the security fence labeled as an “apartheid wall.” The school administration defended this as free speech and an open exchange of ideas. No booth was present with an opposing point of view.
 
 PRO ISRAEL STUDENTS: DEATH THREATS, CALLED KIKES AND DIRTY JEWS AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BY BDS SUPPORTERS
One Pro-Israel student received death threats and that others were called “kikes” and “dirty Jews” by backers of the virulently anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to delegitimize the Jewish state through economic means. University of Michigan spokesman: Death threats to pro-Israel students just "activism" (March 2014)
 
SHOCKING STATISTICS REVEAL MAJOR UPSWING IN ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE: OFFICIAL 2013 SURVEY ON EUROPEAN ANTI-SEMITISM
November 2013

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union will publish the results of its keenly awaited survey, “Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and anti-Semitism”. It is the largest survey of its type, covering countries in which 90% of European Jews live - Britain, France, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Latvia. 


Europe’s Jews Feel Increasingly Threatened And Abused, Fearing Anti-Semitic Abuse From Muslim Extremists, The Extreme Right-Wing, And Left-Wing Radicals. 


- 75% of Jews questioned believe anti-Semitism is on the rise

- Close to 33% have considered emigrating because they don't feel safe   
- 34% in Sweden and 29% in France said they never wear a Star of David or anything else that could signal their religion
- 7% of the 5,847 respondents experienced some form of anti-Semitic physical attack or threats in the last five years.
- 22% of respondents sometimes avoid “Jewish events or sites” because of safety concerns. 
- These figures are overall European totals. The specific UK totals are likely to be generally less alarming, but it remains to be seen if they will be substantially different.
- The most striking figures released thus far concern Belgium, France and Hungary, where between 40% and 50% of respondents said that they had considered emigrating because they do not feel safe.   
- 26% of respondents experienced anti-Semitic harassment at least once in the year before the survey. This rose to 34% over the past five years. 
- 76% of victims of anti-Semitic harassment, 64% of victims of physical attack or threats, and 52% of victims of vandalism did not report the incident to the police, nor to any other organization. 
 
FOR EUROPEAN JEWISH STUDENTS, ANTI-ISRAEL AND ANTI JEWISH VIBES ARE ALL AROUND – SAME GROWING TIDE EXISTS
ON US COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Colleges around the United States face a growing tide of anti-Israel sentiment and anti Semitism toward Jewish students.  The situation at University California Irvine, Berkeley and Los Angeles is deeply entrenched and is growing at unlikely places like Columbia University and Brooklyn College. 
In Europe, the sense of isolation is more totally encompassing.
In Norway “you’re not safe as a Jew, just walking around with any Jewish symbols.” 
 
JERUSALEM SET TO APPROVE PROGRAM BRINGING THOUSANDS MORE FRENCH JEWS TO ISRAEL, 24,000 PER YEAR AS OF 2016
Tens Of Thousands Of French Jews Emigrated In 2013 To London , Canada And The United States To Escape The Rampant Anti Semitism In France From a Combination of Islamic Immigration, the Far Right, the Far Left and Traditional European Anti Semitism
 


France: 2013
Ever Hear of the “Quenelle”
It is the new French salute that is the reverse of the Nazi salute exchanged between and used symbolically by anti Semites and those who want to destroy Israel. People photographed using it include a leading French soccer player, a leading US NBA basketball player, the leading and anti Semitic French comedian, right wing politicians and left wing and pro PLO movement members. 
 
IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT JEWS ARE THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE OF CIVILIZATION.  AS OCCURRED IN THE HOLOCAUST...

CHRISTIANS ARE NOW AT RISK
ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

HEADLINES FROM 2013-2014
 
 
CHURCH LEADERS: 'WE ARE FACED WITH A POTENTIAL EXTINCTION OF THE CHURCH'  IN SYRIA, IRAQ AND LEBANON
January 2014 
 
450,000 CHRISTIANS FLEE FROM MUSLIM ATTACKS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
December 2013
  
400+ CHRISTIANS INCLUDING 3 PASTORS MASSACRED IN BANGUI, THE CAPITAL OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IN SINGLE RAMPAGE BY MUSLIM EXTREMISTS.  THE STREETS OF BANGUI ARE LITTERED WITH CORPSES. THE RED CROSS BURIED HUNDREDS OF BODIES IN MASS GRAVES.   WHY IS THE WESTERN MEDIA SILENT?   
December 2013
 
CHRISTIAN MASSACRE IN SYRIA BY WESTERN BACKED REBELS AND WEST AND MAIN STREAM MEDIA IS SILENT.  THE WORST CHRISTIAN MASSACRE—COMPLETE WITH MASS GRAVES, TORTURED-TO-DEATH WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND DESTROYED CHURCHES—RECENTLY TOOK PLACE IN SYRIA, AT THE HANDS OF THE U.S.-SUPPORTED JIHADI “REBELS"
(November 26 2013)
 
 CHRISTIANITY 'CLOSE TO EXTINCTION' IN MIDDLE EAST.  CHRISTIANITY FACES BEING WIPED OUT OF THE “BIBLICAL HEARTLANDS” IN THE MIDDLE EAST BECAUSE OF MOUNTING PERSECUTION OF WORSHIPERS BY MILITANT ISLAM, ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT
      
TEN'S OF THOUSANDS OF EGYPT'S COPTIC CHRISTIANS FLEEING COUNTRY AFTER ISLAMIST TAKEOVER.
     
 
ISLAMISTS HAVE IRAQ CHRISTIANS ON RUN IN IRAQ.   ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS HAVE DRIVEN NEARLY A MILLION CHRISTIANS OUT OF THE LAND, SAY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES    
 
SAUDI ARABIA GRAND MUFTI DECLARES DESTRUCTION OF ALL CHURCHES IN REGION AND CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY WILL BE PUNISHED BY DEATH
      
    BELGIUM ERASING CHRISTIANITY FOR ISLAM
 
SYRIAN REBELS TO CHRISTIANS: FLEE OR DIE!  STRATEGY BY MUSLIMS TO IMPOSE RELIGIOUS LAW ON NATION
 
PERSECUTED: THE GLOBAL ASSAULT ON CHRISTIANS’ . 
CHRISTIANS ARE THE WORLD’S MOST WIDELY PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS GROUP, ACCORDING TO STUDIES BY THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, NEWSWEEK, AND THE ECONOMIST
(Book Published March 2013)

THE LESSONS OF HISTORY: KRISTALLNACHT IN EGYPT AGAINST CHRISTIANS.  MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HAS ATTACKED, LOOTED, AND TORCHED 58 CHRISTIAN CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS, HOMES AND SHOPS IN EGYPTIAN VILLAGE, CHRISTIAN SHOPS MARKED AHEAD OF CHURCH ATTACK BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
THE WORLD AGAIN IS LARGELY SILENT
 
 
COLOGNE GERMANY: AGGRESSIVE MUSLIMS DISTURB PROTEST AGAINST PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS – PHYSICALLY ATTACK CHRISTIANS INCLUDING WOMEN- POLICE WATCH IDLY
(December 2013)
 
IRAQ DECEMBER 2013: CHRISTMAS BOMBERS TARGET CHRISTIANS.  AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN SEPARATE BAGHDAD BOMB ATTACKS TARGETING CHURCHGOERS AND THE CHRISTIAN SECTION OF A NEARBY MARKET 
(December 25 2013 - Christmas) 
 
The Story of The Jewish People is Survival in The Face of Those Who Wish To Destroy Them
CHANUKAH 1931, KIEL GERMANY
This poignant and powerful picture was taken from the house of Rabbi Posner, who led the Jewish community of Kiel in Germany and who lived right across the street from the local headquarters of the Nazi Party.   “It was on a Friday afternoon right before Shabbat that this photo was taken”  The Menorah was saved by Rabbi Posner who fled Germany in 1933 and the Menorah was donated to Yad Vashem with the photograph.  His grandson said “My grandmother realized that this was a historic photo, and she wrote on the back of the photo that 'their flag wishes to see the death of Judah, but Judah will always survive, and our light will outlast their flag.”
 
NOTHING HAS CHANGED
2013 JEWISH CEMETERY CRONENBOURG FRANCE
 
 
 
 
WE WILL SURVIVE
 
January 2014, members of the Israeli Knesset visited the Auschwitz concentration camp to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
Above at the entrance to Auschwitz, below on the road and next to the infamous rail tracks in front of Auschwitz
 

 
 
 
 
 
 SEE OUR INTERNATIONALLY PRAISED HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION WEBPAGE
Remember to also visit our internationally lauded Holocaust Remembrance and Education webpage which has been viewed ten's of thousands of times since its launch in 2012. It is the culmination of over 475 hours of research, writing and programming by the Temple Shalom webmaster who lost almost half of his family in the Holocaust.  It covers events in the US and Europe leading up to and during the war and Holocaust, as well as current events.
 
 
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF VARIAN FRYE, THE AMERICAN SCHINDLER? HE WAS A RELATIVE OF
FATHER WATERS OF ST. TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH
IN THE VILLAGES.
You may also be interested in reading about the journalist Varian Mackey Frye also known as the American Schindler.  At great personal risk, he saved the lives of over 2,000 Jews including notables such as Marc Chagall, Hannah Arendt, Heinrich Mann and many others.  His exploits included rescuing Marc Chagall from Gestapo detention.  A Showtime cable TV movie starring William Hurt appeared in 2001 about him and is available on DVD.  Varian Mackey Frye, who passed away in 1967, was a relative of Father Ed Waters of St Timothy Catholic Church in The Villages Florida.
 
 
RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ON THE HOLOCAUST AND ANTI SEMITISM
 
 

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2013 BY DANIEL JONAH GOLDHAGEN
AUTHOR OF THE PRIZE-WINNING AND INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING "HITLER'S WILLING EXECUTIONERS: ORDINARY GERMANS AND THE HOLOCAUST"


NEW BOOK PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2013
Documents 500,000 young German women who participated directly in the killing fields of the expanding Reich. Hitler’s Furies builds a fascinating and convincing picture of a morally “lost generation” of young women, born into a defeated, tumultuous post–World War I Germany, and then swept up in the nationalistic fervor of the Nazi movement—a twisted political awakening that turned to genocide.
 
A POWERFUL FILM PREPARED BY LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE, WHO IS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF PROCLAIMING JUSTICE TO THE NATIONS (PJTN) AND SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE U.N. FOR THE WORLD COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (WCICC) 
 
 
 (DVD)
"This powerful film released in 2010 documents the parallels between Nazism and radical Islam. From the hills of the West Bank to the streets of America, you will see how anti-Semitism has infected modern society. As a call to action, this moving masterpiece will change your life and inspire Christians to take a stand for justice and defend the people and nation of Israel. "
Click Here for DVD on Amazon
 
 

Will Proudly Participate As Part of the Flag Honor Guard at This Event 

 
 THE TODAH MEMORIAL TO ALLIED SOLDIERS WHO LIBERATED VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST

 
 
 
 
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