People Who Make A Difference

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ganado, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  2. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    "Taking a personal example from Oskar Schindler, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, Maman told the Catholic publication The Tablet that he has overseen the rescue of more than 120 Christian and Yazidi girls kidnapped by ISIS in northern Iraq"

    That was the first thought that entered my mind when I read the header:)
    God bless them!
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Religion was not an issue for him. He's Jewish and he is rescuing Christians. If you watched the video one of the women had been raped 30 times in one morning and she begged for the Iraq soldiers to bomb them, even if she died. That is desperation.
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  4. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    I have the pleasure of knowing some very good people who work mostly in small ways that make a difference in peoples lives. There is no greater calling. And they are the last to call attention to themselves.
  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    In the book, The Auschwitz Escape the Jewish resistance had decided on a similar plan. The escapees were to ask the allies to bomb Auschwitz out of existence if they could not mount a rescue. Their thinking was that better that they all die and put the camp out of action than to die and let it remain in operation. Of course the Allies did neither..

    I highly recommend this book. It's about the life of Jacob Weisz. A lot can be learned about people and survival.
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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Thanks Tully Mars I will order it

    @madmax. Those are the unsung heroes of the world. Courage honor and doing the right thing in difficult circumstances with no need for acknowledgement
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  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    If you're ordering add "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Recounts his life and how he survived both Auschwitz AND Buchenwald.
    The courage, and in many cases luck(although I believe it was divine intervention) is something that is almost beyond understanding to those of us that never experienced the holocaust.
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  8. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    @Ganado, I have always been struck by the combination of modesty, humility, and courage in some people and have been uplifted by knowing them or of them......
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I'm half done with auschwitz escape. A great book ... Survival is a state of mind.
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