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July 3rd, 2017 - 2:17 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

Buchenwald 150: Birthday of Elie Wiesel

WATCH: The life of Elie Wiesel, who passed away  at the age of 87. Let us remember his story for he is no longer here to tell it.  The horror for me is the effort by my siblings to destroy my father’s story.[...]

April 5th, 2017 - 10:55 am § in Buchenwald

BUCHENWALD 144: 72 Years later and my brother is still trying to destroy the pictures of the liberation of Buchenwald

Ken Waltzer on Facebook: The Boys of Buchenwald A group of boys in block 66 at Buchenwald were led out of the camp the day before liberation (April 10) and put on a train to nowhere, which meandered east and south until finally liberated some three weeks later near Terezin. These included many of th[...]

December 7th, 2016 - 4:52 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

Buchenwald 141: The boys on the train.

One reason I still have some hope that some of the survivors may yet be alive to see my father’s pictures from Buchenwald is that several hundred boys were imprisoned in the camp when Dr. Robert Schwartz arrive in April 1945 with his medical company.   As Ken Waltzer writes (below) 400 of the[...]

November 30th, 2016 - 12:16 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 140 : Another Jewish Doctor Helped Liberate the Camp.

71 years ago, Robert Jacques Lederer, a Jewish-French partisan doctor accompanied the US forces entering Buchenwald,  He took down a Nazi flag there and kept it until his death 15 years ago.  Now Dr. Lederer’s son has donated that flag to the State of Israel, along with other documents f[...]

November 10th, 2016 - 3:56 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 139: The Kinder

Ken Waltzer Moshe Avital, was Buchenwald child survivor, on the train after liberation that took 427 youths to France to be cared for by the OSE (Ouvre Secours des Enfants). Later he went to British Mandate Palestine and fought in the Israel independence war. Moshe Avital continues to speak, and can[...]

October 12th, 2016 - 12:01 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

REPOST FROM 2015: Buchenwald on Yom Kippur

Imagine what this eve of Yom Kippur must have felt like in Buchenwald The vow taken that night … whether sung in the original  Aramaic or translated into any of the languages spoken in the camp … is called “Kol Nidre.”  The vow, wherever recited, would have been the same: A[...]

September 29th, 2016 - 10:01 pm § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 136: Shuldig

HistoryBitesLike Page The reaction of German prisoners of war who were forced to watch footage of what happened in the concentration camps. Of course my brother wants to destroy my father’s pictures.  Maybe he does not want his friends to see them?[...]

September 28th, 2016 - 9:29 am § in Buchenwald, Misc.

BUCHENWALD 137: Another memory dies

BERLIN — Max Mannheimer, who survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Dachau and devoted his last decades to admonishing later generations of Germans that while they carried no guilt for the Nazis’ crimes, they bore a responsibility to ensure that they never happen again, died on Sept. 23 in Munic[...]

September 17th, 2016 - 9:56 pm § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 135

There is so much we do not know about what happened in Buchenwald.  [...]