Friday, January 30, 2009
Faces of Courage:Young Heroes of WWII was an excellent book by Sally Rogow. It mentions the little known heroes of that era:
A young blind leader of the French Resistance Jacques Lusseyran-
Louise -Germany- A Jewish girl hides in Berlin-
The Edelweiss Pirates who defied Hitler-
Kirsten in Denmark who rescues Jewish children-
Yojo the Gypsy in France who escorts British pilots across the pyrenees-
Anneliese in Germany -an orphan girl flees from the German Maidens-
Andre,the deaf teenager in France who saves an American pilot-
Jacob in Poland a Polish Jewish boy's true story
Noni's escape from Hadamar in Germany-
Three heroic young Mormons, the Helmuth Huebener Group-
Karl a disabled boy in Germany escapes imprisonment and finds refuge-
Maria In Greece a Resistance Fighter-
Other books I want to mention
And there was Light Parabola Books 1998 : When Truth Was Treason U of Illinois 1995: Jacob's story from the archives of Yad Vashem
I have heard many different views of how the pyramids came to be but most assert its being built by slave labor,as I recall. Some say by the action of extraterrestrials using special energy to lift the massive blocks. Each view is possible considering their massive weight and perfect placement in that not even a thin paper can slide between their cracks. How can you explain it?
This hero did not live in the past in that he is alive today as memory and as a reality in a sense we do not fully understand. I know and sense the presence of heroes in this twilight as I have not sensed them before.
He operated an orphanage of 250+ orphans in the Warsaw ghetto at the height of its misery during the Nazi occupation.He could have escaped and live in comfort but chose not to. He refused to desert his children,refused to leave them comfortless on the cattlecar to their death and went on the same train as they, to his glory.I am looking to put up a video to this hero on my site arranged for such videos. It is referenced in one of my posts. www.myspace.com/edwardsGallery.
http://mousemedicine.blogspot.com/2009/01/at-last.html On this site is a video of the recent inauguration from one attending.The following quote is from President Obama's inauguration speech. Worthy and good and pure comments in the hope for an era of peace,
...our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness...We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth. And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
President Barack Obama (b. 4 august 1961)
excerpt from inaugural address 20 january 2009
I pray that these words be made alive . Yet here was my comment on this blog where the post was made:
Edward Yablonsky said...
The speech of the President was awe inspiring and I pray the old hatreds will someday pass. I am not however boundlessly optimistic that they will. I can but say that I am the son of a holocaust survivor (my mother) and she told me all the horrors she witnessed as a girl of 5 years old, then came to Ellis Island originally from Brisk in Poland. I would like to believe in an era of light forthcoming but the past repeats because of our inaction born of insensitivity to the hurting of others.
January 25, 2009 11:52 PM