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Sounds right up my alley Naomi. What brave, brave women.
I know you have no interest in Germany but we've booked tickets last night, to visit Berlin in mid July for a week and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the history that city offers. I'm sure there will be tears coming from me - I can easily get choked up at the best of times. But I'm sure the large pretzels washed down with large steins of beer will help. ;P
Thanks for the heads up. I'd heard about this movie when it was being filmed, but didn't know it was finished. It just fell off my radar. Genocides are my historic area of interest. I have my students do a genocide paper every semester on a different genocide each time. Sad to say there are that many in history. This current batch of students are comparing the first genocide of the 20th century (Herero genocide) with the current one in Darfur. I'm planning on writing a book or two on all the genocides that occurred during the Holocaust all over Europe. There was actually the Holocaust (Jews), the genocides of the Polish and Ukrainian people, and then mass slaughters of Yugoslavians/Serbs, and many other groups. It's a dark topic to focus on, but if we can understand why we do this, maybe we can stop.
It's good to know that there still are glimmerings of humanity and grace even in the darkest, most evil of times. I'm sorry I missed this. I hope it's rebroadcast soon.
She was sanity in a time when 'sanity' had left the building. Thank you so much for sharing this! I hope Netflix has it soon.
I can't help but wonder, given today's political climate, what will happen when/if such dark times come to this country. Then again, I'm guessing they'll be more subtle -- like cutting Social Security, Medicare, and other social programs.
This is a film I definitely want to see! It sounds amazing, and the women in it sound incredible.
I'd like my kids to see it too as I think it's important for them to learn about this kind of thing. Much more inspiring than Twilight! :D
Going to check the link out now!
I will check on that one, Naomi.
This sounds wonderful. I am a big fan of PBS and the shows they have. If this one comes around again, I'll try to watch it. Hope you are doing well dear Noami!
I absolutely MUST see this. I hope they re-run in the East on PBS. Stories like this really renew my faith in humanity. The subjects of the holocaust and children is a heart wrenching mix.
Wow, sounds amazing.
What an amazing woman. At 29 I was a marcher but doubt seriously I would have risked my life for a cause.
I will head right for Netflix to see if they have it. The likes of people like her and Corrie ten Boom make you feel in awe,small but oh so grateful for their courage. Thanks Naomi.
I am so glad that she got to share her sotry and having it recorded before she passed
the photos are so touching Naomi
pulled at my heart and made me think of my Nana
Hope sends hugs to "Omi"
I have heard of these brave women before, thanks for the link---I will look forward to watching the film and just reading your post made me cry...such self sacrifice does that to me.
What an uplifting and moving film this sounds. It's the selflessness of people like this which restore faith in human beings. I guess when great evil arises, great goodness will rise up to face it.
It is heart- warming that for so many dreadful examples of the Holcaust, which we should always remember,to prevent it ever happening again - there are stories of the courage and heroism of ordinary men and women.
Many of them unsung heroes risking their lives for people who were often complete strangers to them.
At last I can leave a comment. I do hope Blogger has sorted itself out.
I've enjoyed many things you've mentioned in your blog, and after reading this I went straight to Netflix to check for the film. They have it listed, but I had to put it in my saved queue as it isn't yet available. I can't wait!!!
Nancy in Iowa
What wonderfully brave women they were. The whole situation with the Nazi's was so terrible that acts like this stand out as more than mere kindness.
I must to see "Irena Sendler - In The Name Of Their Mothers", documentary. Sounds very moving.
Thanks for sharing it.
ohhhh,sounds like a must see...thanks for your "take" on it... i will try and see it.
Thanks for this post, what a wonderfull story. I will look forward to watch this film. I think all teenagers in the world should watch it!
I've been doing heavy reading and thinking about what happened to Poland in WWII. It is both depressing and inspiring. The Polish people suffered tremendously at the hands of both the Germans and the Soviets. In the face of the incredibly brutal occupation they never surrendered. The stories I've found equally inspirational are those of Jan Karski, Witold Pilecki, Gen Anders and the Army he raised from Poles being held as slaves in Siberia including a fighting bear called Wojtek; also, the Polish fighter pilots who fought with the RAF, and the 1st Polish Armored Division: a woman commando, Christine Granville; Polish mathemeticians, and many many more too numerous to list here. We started a Facebook group to document and discuss these stories and now have over 390 members: "The Way Back: Unknown Stories of WWII Poland" which we invite your readers to join. The group includes many impressive authors and even heroic film makers like Mary Skinner who have refused to let these remarkable stories fade unknown into history.
Absolutely moved by this and sharing with all my friends. I was lucky enough to not have to live through this - My admiration for these heroic people is beyond admiration. The question I ask - What would I do? What would we do? Lest we forget♥
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