April 25, 2006


Today is a special day...it's Holocaust Rememberance Day in a number of countries (unfortunatly not observed in the US).

This is the day set aside to remember all the victoms of the Nazi atrocities during WW2. It's a day of special meaning to me, as my own father was almost a fatality of those atrocities...as it is he was a victom of experiences that no human being should ever have to undergo. It's important to remember that ordinary human beings are capable of such bestial behaviour if we are ever going to reach the point that it will never happen again.

Dad was interviewed by Rev. James Dobson in two segments of his Focus on the Family radio program last week. I learned quite a few things about my father I had never known prior to listening to this broadcast. Use the link and go to the archives for April 24 and 25 to hear it for yourself.

I hope that after you hear it, you will try to delve more deeply into that period of time and learn more about what happened, and even more importantly, WHY it happened. As my Dad noted, most of the people involved weren't monsters; they were ordinary people in extraordinay times and under pressures that many of us of the baby boom generation and beyond can't even conceive of in our nightmares.

Oh, and it's also my birthday; and getting to gain some insights into my father through this broadcast was one of the best presents I've ever gotten.

52 years young. Battered and bruised, but still ready to fight the fight.

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Posted by Delftsman3 at April 25, 2006 02:45 PM | TrackBack

And a Happy Happy™ to ya, whippershnapper!!! :-)

Posted by: Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at April 25, 2006 09:12 PM

belated Happy Day to you, sir.

Posted by: hoosierboy at April 26, 2006 07:52 AM

So, I guess your dad can lay to rest the claims that the holocaust was a myth. How horrible that he and others had to suffer.

Happy Birthday! You've cheated the devil out of another year.

Posted by: Woody at April 27, 2006 08:09 AM

Happy Birthday!!! I am soooo glad you are around to celebrate your birthday. Your friendship is a gift to me year round.

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