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Solly Mack

(90,848 posts)
26. K&R
Fri Jan 27, 2023, 11:06 PM
Jan 2023

Last edited Sat Jan 28, 2023, 02:45 AM - Edit history (1)

All of the above.

I'm adding content now because earlier I wasn't in the right frame of mind. It can be overwhelming to think about much less talk about.

I've talked about it before on DU.

I lived in Germany for many years. Went to several sites, to include Dachau, which also has various memorials, the Nuremberg Justice Building, both a memorial and museum, as well as multiple Days of Remembrance.

A friend of the family was a young soldier during WWII. He was there at the liberation of Dachau, and he was also there for the trials at the Nuremberg Justice building.

Growing up, our local grocer and his wife were both survivors of Auschwitz. I've talked with you about him. It was my relationship with him that lead to my mother sitting me down at age 5 and telling me about the Holocaust. It was a defining moment in my life.

Another survivor, not of the camps, but of one of the sweeps, was the mother of one of my schoolmates. She was a young girl in France when Nazi soldiers came through her village rounding up Jewish people. She and her brother were at school at the time. She was quick enough to grab her younger brother and run away with him to the nearby woods. They hid but still witnessed Nazi soldiers lining people up, to include children, and gunning them down.

The strength of the survivors is staggering to think about.

I went to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Does that count applegrove Jan 2023 #1
Yes, I would count it. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #2
Okay then. Only one I've been to. applegrove Jan 2023 #3
Yes I've been there as well. Initech Jan 2023 #11
Also stopped at Anne's house. moondust Jan 2023 #25
There is a Holocaust museum in Naples, about 50 miles south of me Deuxcents Jan 2023 #4
Florida or Italy...or somewhere else? Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #5
O, sorry...Florida Deuxcents Jan 2023 #7
Museum & Survivors Ohio Joe Jan 2023 #6
Visited the Rwanda memorial burial grounds museum Demovictory9 Jan 2023 #8
I worked with two doctors where I live, the Geldner's, that met in a concentration camp, Greybnk48 Jan 2023 #9
How about yes to one of the choices? wryter2000 Jan 2023 #10
Then choose that one. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #20
Got it wryter2000 Jan 2023 #29
I went to a Holocaust exhibition/museum Elessar Zappa Jan 2023 #12
My friends mom Conjuay Jan 2023 #13
The option that you met a survivor doesn't indicate number. It is not needed. Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #21
I have not been Nazi concentration camp in person. Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #14
All four apply to me Victor_c3 Jan 2023 #15
Dachau in 2018 BannonsLiver Jan 2023 #16
I can add having an uncle sarisataka Jan 2023 #17
Have you been to either of those camps? Behind the Aegis Jan 2023 #22
So far I have not sarisataka Jan 2023 #23
My 95 year old Aunt is a Holocaust survivor Jrose Jan 2023 #18
Welcome to DU wryter2000 Jan 2023 #30
Thank you for the warm hello wave, wryter! Jrose Jan 2023 #34
Knew several survivors. Never felt the need to go to a museum. n/t Pete Ross Junior Jan 2023 #19
I can't recall taking anything but a virtual tour of a Holocaust Ilsa Jan 2023 #24
K&R Solly Mack Jan 2023 #26
My father was a Holocaust survivor Danmel Jan 2023 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author Danmel Jan 2023 #28
I was just talking about Herbie last night. herding cats Jan 2023 #31
I am a relative of survivors, those who did not leave Meowmee Jan 2023 #32
From 7 to 17 ('61- '71) I in a 2/3rds Jewish neighborhood a mix of ... electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #33
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