07-11-2008, 02:23 PM #1Registered User
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Holocaust siblings meet after 66 years
Warning: This is a tear jerker...in a good way
DONETSK, Ukraine (CNN) -- A frail Irene Famulak clutched her brother on the airport tarmac, her arm wrapped around him in a tight embrace, tears streaming down their faces. It was the first time since 1942 they had seen each other, when she was 17 and he was just 7.
07-11-2008, 03:56 PM #2
Ah, I love reading things like this. It is just amazing what people can endure. I am in the midst of reading War and Remembrance and one of the characters is a prisoner in Aushweitz and it is just too painful to read sometimes.....another character is the Commandant of Aushwitz, Rudolph Hoess and that is just too anger inspiring to read sometimes. He was hung after the Nuremburg trials near the crematorium in Aushwitz.'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
07-11-2008, 04:00 PM #3
I love stories like this too only they are happy and sad at the same time. I have read many memoirs about The Holocaust.
66 years just Wow!
I hope they make lots of new happy memories together. They deserve it truly.Rest in Peace Baby P xx
07-11-2008, 04:17 PM #4
Awww.........this is so sweet! I loved this story.
07-11-2008, 04:18 PM #5
Ciara - I have too. Have you read 'Night' by Elie Wiesel or Sophie's Choice? My favorite which is more about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is Mila 18 by Leon Uris. Fantastic book because it is such a tale of strength and heroism on the part of the Jews in Warsaw. A rag-tag band of Jews managed to organize and to the German army at bay for 40some days. Pretty impressive. Great book.'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
07-11-2008, 04:20 PM #6Former Member
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Ah Gaia, thank you again for such a great article.
07-11-2008, 04:40 PM #7
My late FIL was originally from Warsaw. Those were some very hard times. Many, many heroes. Really good people!
07-11-2008, 05:09 PM #8
They are very sad intense stories but there is always lots of heroism and bravery in them too. I get sooo angry and soooo sad when I read them but I love to read anything about Struggle and Injustice of any kind so read alot of Irish history and Black history tooRest in Peace Baby P xx
07-12-2008, 08:18 PM #9
I have read a lot of black and Irish history too. One of my favorie books is Roots. If you haven't you should pick it up. What is so touching is that it is based off of Ale Haley's own geneology.
Leon Uris (same author who wrote Mila 18 - he also wrote Exodus which is great) wrote Trinity which is about the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland and the creation of the IRA. It is really good too and very informative. I like Uris because it is fiction yet he does tons of research and everything is based on fact and I end up learning alot of history I didn't know before.'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
07-12-2008, 08:20 PM #10
07-12-2008, 08:36 PM #11
As for irish history...well I have a family that lived it and it affected us all so its become my passion. I like history though...well aslong as its not English history I hated that for more than the obvious reasonsRest in Peace Baby P xx
07-15-2008, 05:46 AM #12
What a wonderful story! I am so pleased that they have been reunited!
07-15-2008, 04:08 PM #13
I thought I'd read this one before, but it's okay, I always like to see these re-unification stories. It's especially gratifying that the Nazi's didn't completely succeed in tearing these families apart forever!This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!
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08-16-2008, 10:26 AM #15
Best survivor's story I've ever read is "Rena's Promise" by Rena Kornreich Gelissen. I actually was blessed enough to meet her many, many years ago.
Her AND her sister made it through from the very beginning to the very end. Alive. Amazing.Where is Jennifer Kesse? www.findjenniferkesse.com
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