Do you ever think about it?
I don't what it is about me, but I feel so deeply when I hear about it. It pains me inside when I had read about it. I shake my head when I read the stories of people who say it never happened. I get angry because I think of all the people who risked their lives when they were '”not involved” to save the Jewish people, the mothers like us. They risked not only their lives, but often their families lives also to save a child. Maybe just one, but was it worth it? I think to myself, “Would I have been able to do the same?” You read about the people like Corrie Ten Boom who lost almost all of her family members to save others. Diet Emans who lost her fiance and spent time in prison and only by a miracle escaped with her life.
Those are just two people I think of right off. There are thousands.
I remember listening to a radio program where they said in Isreal where the Holocaust rememberance is, there is a tree outside planted for every known Gentile that sacrificed to save the Jews. I cannot ever help but cry to hear of the children that were brutally killed. Maybe it is because I am half german?
I don't know, but I pray that someday if I have the opprotunity that I will be as willing to help others as these who have gone before us and not sing louder to block out the cries of the helpless as they pass in the trains.