Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Berga Soldiers of Another War

Kelsey picked up this PBS documentary at the local library. In brief, it is the story of 300 US soldiers, captured during WW 2 and sent to a 'feeder camp' for Buchenwald. The story centers on the fact that the soldiers would not reveal the Jews among their party, preferring mass abuse to letting the Germans know definatively who the Jews were. The soldiers, many of them interviewed here as old men, say things like "They asked who our Jews were. We told them that in our country, we do not differentiate between religions. And so they threw me down the stairs...".The website does a fair job of telling the story, including some compelling video clips, but of course, the documentary is better. This is one of the most timely things I've seen, in light of what is to come. See Tom Mill's description of yesterday morning's service for more thoughts of standing with Israel.

Copied without permission from Randy Bohlender's blog.


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