World War 11
following two photographs are most famous from World War 2 because of
their impact in viewing and the message conveyed by the scene.
photo below is of Dawid Rubinowicz, a 14 year old Polish Jewish boy who
was murdered by the Nazis. His fear and innocence in the face of
brutality unequaled in human history, has cast a shadow of guilt and
shame upon all future generations.
Dawid's story is one of
many. Over one and a half million Jewish children were murdered by
the Nazis during World War 2. Near the end, the Nazis did not even
bother to gas them first; they were thrown alive into the ovens.
One of the questions Eichman was asked at the war trial in Jerusalem
was, "How did you know they were dead when you threw them
into the furnaces?" Eichman replied with a smile, "When
they stopped screaming..."
Dawid was 14 years old
when he and his family disappeared. It is certain that he and his
family met their death in the nearby Treblinka death camp. Dawid
began a diary when he was 12 years old, a copy of which I have in my
possession. I purchased the copy I treasure in the Yad VaShem Memorial
in Jerusalem. I am told it is out of print. It is without
doubt a most heart-wrenching experience to read it! I have read
His diary was found
after the war amid the rubble the Nazis left behind in Poland. It
has become one of the most important pieces of Jewish literature in the
world today. Jewish children during this time grew only to know a
thirst for peace and a hunger to survive. Dawid's small stature reflects the starvation and
malnutrition he endured at the hands of enemies who felt he had no right
to exist because he was a Jew...
Dawid's small stature reflects the starvation and malnutrition he endured at the hands of enemies who felt he had no right to exist because he was a Jew...
Title: The Diary of Dawid
Rubinowicz ISNB: 0-938106-03-1
We Can Understand Why
Israel's motto is: NEVER AGAIN!
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