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The little ones that got away: Incredible stories of Jewish children who survived the Nazi holocaust
Daily Mail ^ | 23rd March 2013 | Allan Hall

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: hitler; nazi; nazis

1 posted on 03/23/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

another reminder why the Noble Peace prize is a joke...

Irena Sendler v. Al Gore

http://www.merlinsilk.com/2009/09/04/irena-sendler-v-al-gore/


2 posted on 03/23/2013 2:25:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: the scotsman

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.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 2:30:06 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Wow, that is amazing.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 2:32:54 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Some were psychologically damaged beyond recovery - e.g. George Soros.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 2:45:17 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: Yaelle

I really wish I had a time machine.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by umgud
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To: the scotsman
Stories like this always make me weep.

Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home"

7 posted on 03/23/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: the scotsman

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.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 3:16:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It would make for a heck of a movie.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 3:20:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

Good Lord, that one photo and caption alone brings tears to my eyes.


10 posted on 03/23/2013 3:24:52 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Me too. Brings me to my knees.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 3:38:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Yaelle
Yaelle, I am so glad your father lived --- and you came to be!.

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.

12 posted on 03/23/2013 3:39:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: the scotsman

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.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: ansel12

LOL, scotsman, that post was intended for your Mulberry thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=3000086%2C1


14 posted on 03/23/2013 3:53:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: Yaelle
Amazing.
I would tell anyone on this thread to visit the Holocaust Museum in DC if you haven't done so.
15 posted on 03/23/2013 3:54:45 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: Yaelle
My husband came from a Jewish family in the Mississippi Delta. Just before the war, his grandfather returned to Germany and implored his family to return with him to the United States. All but one refused, confident that all would be well, that this too shall pass. After the war, none of the family could be found. The one who came was a young medical student. She completed her medical degree and became a nationally known psychologist.
16 posted on 03/23/2013 4:32:38 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: umgud

I was thinking the same thing.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: the scotsman

Wow...what a story...


18 posted on 03/23/2013 5:09:59 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Glenmore
"Some were psychologically damaged beyond recovery - e.g. George Soros."

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?

19 posted on 03/23/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT by gettinolder (Pursue the enemy relentlessly to the limit of every man's endurance.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 5:33:07 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: the scotsman
One of my husband's major professors in his Graduate Studies was one of those children. He is Polish, and his parents realized what was happening and tried to get the family out. They realized that they could not leave with the children, because they would be stopped and probably sent to a camp. They went to a local convent and asked the nuns if they could keep their son until they could return for him. The nuns agreed immediately, so Naftali spent his years from age 5 to 11 hidden by the nuns.

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.

21 posted on 03/23/2013 5:41:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Glenmore

Soros didn’t escape—he collaborated. That soul was sold a long time ago.


22 posted on 03/23/2013 6:26:32 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I highly recommend this movie....

I believe it is available on iTunes.

23 posted on 03/23/2013 6:33:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Glenmore
Some were psychologically damaged beyond recovery - e.g. George Soros.

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.

24 posted on 03/23/2013 6:36:35 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: dfwgator

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.


25 posted on 03/23/2013 6:51:52 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He turn to you His countenance, and give you peace.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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.


26 posted on 03/23/2013 9:30:46 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I love that museum. I cried all the way through it. The book they made is excellent too: “the world must know.” Worth buying.


27 posted on 03/23/2013 9:32:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SuziQ

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.


28 posted on 03/23/2013 10:00:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ArmyTeach

Would that woman be Doctor Ruth Westheimer?


29 posted on 03/24/2013 3:04:43 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: driftless2

no, I didn’t write it.

I’m aware they’re real. Been to Auschwitz.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 9:26:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jmacusa

Dr. Elsbeth Gehorsam. How intersting that there might be a parallel story ..


31 posted on 03/25/2013 1:14:07 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: ArmyTeach

Sorry, Memphis TN


32 posted on 03/25/2013 1:16:53 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: ArmyTeach
Dr. Ruth was 12 years old and living in Berlin in 1938 when the Nazis took her father away on November 9th,1938, “Kristallnacht’’. She never saw him again. The rest of her family were lucky to escape Germany and the Holocaust. Little wonder, to me anyway that someone so traumatized by racial and religious hatred, personal loss and war would dedicate their lives to helping other find love, the joy of lovemaking as can only be experienced as only two people who truly love each other heart and soul can so as to create new life. War destroys but love conquers.
33 posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ArmyTeach

My husband’s ‘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. :-)


34 posted on 03/25/2013 1:46:49 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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