I have somewhat of an obsession with learning about World War II. I’m not sure why. I think it has a lot to do with the Nazi atrocities. My heart breaks when I hear, read or listen to stories. I took a sociology class a few semesters ago. My professor was Jewish, mercifully living in NYC during all the horrors that befell so many Europeans during that time. His friend…not so lucky. He survived a concentration camp. Hearing his story was gut-wrenching. I walked away from that class a bit numb. Just from all the information.
Someone had once asked this man if he ever wanted to “get back at Hitler.” His response made me immediately begin crying.
He said, “My children, my grandchildren…that is how I get back at Hitler.”
This is not a plug for the US military (although they are brave people and do many great things).
It’s a redeeming day in history. A sad and happy day.