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Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 15, 2022 01:47PM
One of our Jr. High teachers lined up a gentleman to speak to our Jr. High classes.
He's a Holocaust survivor, turns 100 this year. He has the number 142584 tatooed on his arm.

When he arrived at Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele got the new arrivals in line, and "sorted" them... Some went right, some went left. He went left. The ones that went right - went into Dr. Death's ward, and were never seen again.

Sobering talk by this amazing gentleman.
He's wrapping up now, talking about how he is booked for speaking for months, and spends a lot of his time educating people. The kids, to their credit, have been very respectful!



Paul F.
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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 15, 2022 01:52PM
Wow. I am so glad the kids get to hear first hand about what went on.





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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 15, 2022 01:56PM
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rgG
Wow. I am so glad the kids get to hear first hand about what went on.

Me too!
I remember we had a "nice little old lady" who helped out in our 3rd or 4th grade classroom when I was in elementary school (way back in the late 70's), who had this number tattooed on her arm... I didn't learn until high school what that meant. I really wish I'd had the chance to talk with her then (in High School).



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: DavidS
Date: November 15, 2022 02:03PM
Thank you for taking part. Hearing and recording these stories is so important, as that generation is dying out. For the last several years Pre-Covid, my father spoke at a local Catholic High School. They have a class on Genocide and the Holocaust where he shares his story/testimonial.

He is a Holocaust survivor as well, though it took many years for him to come to that realization, because he was not at any of the camps. He spent 1943-1945 being hidden in the French countryside at a Catholic boarding school (he was a child) after his father was deported to Auschwitz and murdered. He and my grandmother came to this country in 1949 when my Dad was 12 years old.
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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 15, 2022 02:48PM
Bless that man! That's great Paul. Wish I were there.
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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: Numo
Date: November 15, 2022 06:33PM
This is so important because there are people in the world who would be willing to make it happen again.
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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 15, 2022 07:56PM
Wow. What an experience for those kids, and for him.



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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 15, 2022 10:42PM
My kids heard their grandfather tell some limited stories of his time in a Russian death camp. They know…
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Re: Just took part in a Zoom with a 100 year old Holocaust survivor....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 16, 2022 05:54PM
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vision63
Bless that man! That's great Paul. Wish I were there.

agree smiley



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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