In A New Light 6

In A New Light
C.L. Harmon
During the Holocaust, a brave group of people who had lost everything except their own lives, took a stand to risk their only tie left to this world—their very existence.
On October 7, 1944, several hundred Jewish prisoners at the death camp Auschwitz (at Birkenau,) were being forced to carry corpses from the gas chambers to the furnace to dispose of the bodies. In those horrible moments, they chose to show the scope of humanity’s spirit in one of the world’s darkest hours.
The band of broken, weak souls blew up one of the gas chambers and set fire to another, using explosives smuggled to them from Jewish women who worked in a nearby armaments factory.
Out of the 450 prisoners involved in the sabotage, 250 managed to escape the camp. They would all eventually be found and executed as well as those co-conspirators who never made it out of the camp and the five women from the armaments factory.
Their actions however, are a lesson in the sense that we should never stop fighting for what is right and good even when it seems hopeless. When we choose to give up, then those who oppress and harm us find our acceptance in their deeds, but when we fight, they are to forced to ask why and within that answer lies the self judgment of their very actions.


2 Responses to “In A New Light 6”

  1. Shelli Jent Says:

    This is awe inspiring! You are truly a gifted writer…I don’t think I realized how gifted until just now! We have to get the word out on you…. I’m calling Dr. Phil!

  2. I am French. I was very moved by this article because I live in Montauban in the SW of France. In 1944 our area was invaded by the SS troups of the “Das Reich Division” under the command of General Lammerding. They killed a lot of people at Montauban and in the region as they went to Normandy to fight the Allies troup who had landed on the beaches on June 6, 144 and following days.
    My uncle Abel was a resistant (underground fighter). He was captured and he was send with other people to the “camp of the death” of Buchenwald, Germany, where he died of starvation several months later. His body was burnt in a crematorium. A priest who knew him and was prisonner with him came back from Buchenwald and told us this sad end of my uncle.
    Twenty years later, my wife and I did a pilgrimage at Buchenwald. The camp is located at 5 miles close to the city of Weimar (the former capital of the German Republic). The people there told us that they had never known what happened in the camp. I asked about the black smoke and the smelling… No really, they didn’t know…
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