Skip to comments.The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust
Posted on 03/23/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by the scotsman
'They were the children of the damned Jews who had no place in the New World Order of Adolf Hitler and his stormtroopers.
Their parents were rounded up and shipped off to die as the Nazi regime which came to power 80 years ago in Germany - set about the systematic 'cleansing' of the country. But there were good people too; people who looked beyond the religion of an innocent child and risked death by guillotine to hide them from the round-up squads.
Now the heart-moving stories of 15 of these children are told for the first time in a book published this week in Berlin called 'You Don't Get Us.'. The book, by Tina Huettl and Alexander Meschnig, will be released in English later this year.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
another reminder why the Noble Peace prize is a joke...
Irena Sendler v. Al Gore
My beautiful father was one of those children. There must have been thousands. A lot of us would not be here today if it weren’t for loving people of all faiths who stepped up to save them.
Wow, that is amazing.
Some were psychologically damaged beyond recovery - e.g. George Soros.
I really wish I had a time machine.
Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home"
What a powerful story. I put the book on my reading list. Too bad it’s not up on Amazon in advance of its English edition.
It would make for a heck of a movie.
Good Lord, that one photo and caption alone brings tears to my eyes.
Me too. Brings me to my knees.
I read a book years ago called "The Rescuers," about mostly German and Polish people who saved neighbors and even complete unknowns at the time of the Shoah. The most striking thing to me was that they did not have to struggle with their decision. Most of them said they thought about it 5 or 10 minutes before they acted, maybe they consulted their husband or wife; some simply acted instantly to do the right thing.
These were folks who were taught from earliest childhood by their parents to "be good to people," and who saw their parents "being good." It was precept; but even moreso, it was example. They grew up knowing, "This is what you do, of course. You see a need, you respond."
They were unaware that they heroes. They were amazed that everybody didn't think and do the same.
God only knows how much larger and faster built it would have been if half of the men creating it, had been replaced with females.
I guess we will find out those things in our next major war, after we learn Chinese.
LOL, scotsman, that post was intended for your Mulberry thread.
I was thinking the same thing.
Wow...what a story...
Damaged as a result of...?
Correct me if I am wrong, but I understood Soros "sold out his own" during WW2.
Were Soros parents shipped off to a concentration camp?
Are you the person who wrote that blog? If you are, I’d like to know what kind of an “education” you received if you’re wondering if the Nazi atrocities were real or not.
He remembered them as being very kind, but firm, and when, happily, his parents returned for him after the war, the sisters were extremely sad to see him go. He is very grateful to those nuns who truly did risk their lives to save him and the other Jewish children hidden with him.
Soros didn’t escape—he collaborated. That soul was sold a long time ago.
I believe it is available on iTunes.
Soros was not damaged by others. He was a teenager who made a conscious choice to betray his Jewish family members and neighbors to the NAZIs for his own material gain. He damaged himself. Putrid evil.
I’d never heard of this before. I just googled it, and it sounds like an intense and amazing cinematic experience. Thanks for the recommendation.
Thank you. I had a coworker in Switzerland whose dad, before he was born, had been a Swiss “Schindler” and gotten German Jews hired in his company in Switzerland. There are almost as many hero stories as evil stories about the Holocaust. Nuns, priests, all kinds of people risked their lives to save, hide, and smuggle people out. One family I know was put aboard a freight train to Spain to make it to the Americas. The employee who got them out was caught and he (a Christian) was sent to a concentration camp himself.
I love that museum. I cried all the way through it. The book they made is excellent too: “the world must know.” Worth buying.
Our family friend Joan was a child in Poland who was taken in by a Christian family and given a Christian identity which protected her during the war.
She told of seeing her parents across the street (they also adopted Christian identities), but she could not even acknowledge them for fear of betraying them.
Fortunately they survived the war and came to America where they became successful professionals. We’ve been babysitting Joan’s plants for a while when she had to go on a trip.
Another late friend, Stefan Korbonski, was the leader of the Polish Free Army who fought the Nazis during WW2. He was also responsible for smuggling arms to the Warsaw Ghetto resistance for which he was honored by Israel as a “Righteous Gentile”.
The stories of Jewish children saved by Christians during WW2 is one of the most encouraging signs of Christian morale courage during WW2.
Would that woman be Doctor Ruth Westheimer?
no, I didn’t write it.
I’m aware they’re real. Been to Auschwitz.
Dr. Elsbeth Gehorsam. How intersting that there might be a parallel story ..
Sorry, Memphis TN
My husbands cousin was Dr Elsbeth Gehorsam who came to specialize in treating severe mental conditions, such as psychosis and schizophrenia. Dr Elsbeth was a young woman, already a medical student, when she left Germany. A German sub surfaced and searched the ship for refugees. She was determined to jump overboard if they identified her. Thank heaven they did not and she arrived safely in the United States. She had a practice in Memphis but traveled all over the Southern US on consults. Never lost her very pronounced German accent. :-)
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