World War 2 heart break. -But in a positive way.

There are so many images of death and destruction during WWII, Images of dying children or children that already have been killed. Images of families torn apart not knowing if they will ever see each other again, But the amazing thing though, amidst all of these portrayals of the abyss there are some pictures thatContinue reading “World War 2 heart break. -But in a positive way.”

Arbeit Macht Frei

Even if you don’t know any German you will know what those 3 words mean. Arbeit macht Frei- Work will set you free. 3 simple words which had such a great impact. The Nazis turned these words, which when you look at them basically had an honorable intend, into the most despicable words ever uttered.Continue reading “Arbeit Macht Frei”

Remaining strong

I am a parent and my job like any other parent’s job on the globe is to keep my children safe from harm or at least reduce the risk of harm in whatever way possible. That is an extremely difficult job in normal circumstances.During the Holocaust this was often impossible. I can understand that parentsContinue reading “Remaining strong”

Alive! How far would you go to survive?

Anyone who has seen the movie ‘Alive’ will be aware of this story. Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates, that crashed in the Andes on Friday the 13th  October 1972, in an incident known as the Andes flight disasterContinue reading “Alive! How far would you go to survive?”

The caring side of WWII- A glimmer of Hope

It wasn’t only doom and gloom during WWII. Occasionally there were moments of hope and care. Amidst the darkest and horrific era of human history, humanity shone through. I will leave the pictures do the talking, most of these were taken around D-Day. There is always time for a drink. And chocolate   New hopeContinue reading “The caring side of WWII- A glimmer of Hope”

Perseverance during the Holocaust

For me it is unfathomable to even imagine what the victims of the Holocaust had to endure. I don’t think I would have the strength to persevere and yet there were those who did. They did not give up hope and just kept going. Below are just some pictures of those who despite everything lookedContinue reading “Perseverance during the Holocaust”

Hanukkah during the Holocaust

I have heard and read a lot of Holocaust survivor stories and the one thing they all had in common was that they never gave up hope. I think that is a greater feat then the actual survival. How can you keep hope when you see your family and friends being taken away or beingContinue reading “Hanukkah during the Holocaust”