Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/1/2008

CHRISTIAN LITURGICAL MATERIAL FOR NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2008

Not Genealogy but we must remember-

The British prisoners of war, working-class provincial boys captured during the evacuation from Dunkirk, had hardly met a Jew before. If they thought hard, they might remember the odd soldier who was excused church parade. Until a bleak, icy day in January 1945, they knew nothing of the murderous brutality of Hitler’s Final Solution. They had spent most of the previous five years [as forced labourers on German-owned farms on the Polish borders], but they were jolted out of their ignorance in the last winter of the war by a squad of SS men driving 300 living skeletons through the village, the frail survivors of 1,200 Jewish women force- marched west because their jailers needed a pretext to escape the advancing Red Army. One of the POWs [was] Willie Fisher, who kept a diary. That night he wrote in anger. for more click here

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