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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:44 AM

Obama to honor four who protected Jews during Holocaust

Source: AP

January 27, 2016, 9:19 am

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama is slated honor four people, including Americans from Indiana and Tennessee, for risking their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust.

The United Nations has designated Wednesday as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland in 1945.

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Master Sgt. (Roddie) Edmonds participated in the landing of US forces in Europe and was taken prisoner by the Germans. When the Germans ordered all Jewish prisoners of war to report, Edmonds defied the order by figuring out how to keep the Jewish POWs from being singled out for persecution.

(Lois) Gunden, a French teacher, established a children’s home in southern France that became a safe haven for children, including Jewish children she helped smuggle out of a nearby internment camp. She protected the children when French police showed up at the home.

The (Walery and Maryla) Zbijewskis hid a Jewish child in their Warsaw home until the girl’s mother could take her back.


Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-to-honor-four-who-protected-jews-during-holocaust/



They are the "Righteous Among the Nations".

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leftynyc Jan 2016 #12
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Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #14
JudyM Jan 2016 #18
Health Wagon Jan 2016 #21
Little Tich Jan 2016 #15
marble falls Jan 2016 #16
JudyM Jan 2016 #19
FSogol Jan 2016 #17
icymist Jan 2016 #20
riversedge Jan 2016 #22
LeftishBrit Jan 2016 #25

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:10 AM

2. I think I stepped in something on the way to the K&R

No matter.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:42 AM

8. Yeah.

No surprises though.

I wonder if I fucked up anyone's alerts.

No matter.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:29 AM

4. It's a good thing there is no antisemitism at DU

 

Can you imagine?

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 08:14 PM

24. Now I'm curious what it said...

 

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:08 AM

10. K & R

Bravo and Brava for these people who did the right thing!

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:26 AM

11. K & R, and I'm sorry there are still idiots who say whatever the banned troll did

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:43 AM

12. Good news

 

I'm sorry repulsive trolls decided to invade (I can only guess at what was said) this thread. May G-d bless the memories and lives of each and every one of the righteous.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 07:04 PM

23. Same here...

 

there always has to be one person that fucks everything up. K&R

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:08 AM

14. There is only one asshole.

That's what the guru teaches you, when you finally ascend the mountain.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 08:39 AM

18. Ha.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 10:04 AM

21. Did you ask about the meaning of life?

 

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:08 AM

15. These people did the right thing when it would have been much easier not to.

These honors are completely appropriate. The Holocaust was a sickening crime of gigantic scope that has no real equivalent.

And BTW, down with trolls!

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 07:04 AM

16. The Americans were doing the right thing at a time when the US...

turned the St Louis away and applied pressure on Cuba to turn it away in turn, while the US Consul in Vichy refused to issue Visas to any and all Jewish applicants prior to the war and Vichy turning all Jewish over to the Germans.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 08:27 AM

17. K&R. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 09:20 AM

20. K & R

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:48 PM

22. Rec. Thanks for posting

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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:48 PM

25. k&r

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