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Episode: “The Process”
Holocaust survivors recount their camp experiences: surviving Dr. Josef Mengele’s inhumane medical experiments, and the miracle required to simply survive. Far from inhumane, science in Israel advances man’s welfare. Roy Zwebner shows us Be’er Sheva’s impressive technology center.

WARNING: This program contain actual images from the Holocaust. Viewer discretion is advised.
Series: “Beauty For Ashes”
This series contrasts the horrors of the Holocaust with the rebirth of Israel. Isaiah 61:3 to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning…

WARNING: These programs contain actual images from the Holocaust. Viewer discretion is advised.

Caption transcript for Beauty For Ashes: “The Process” (6/9)

  • 00:02 Today on Zola Levitt Presents
  • 00:03 How technology can be used
  • 00:05 for evil or good.
  • 00:06 Stay tuned.
  • 00:31 ISAIAH 61:3 "I will console those who mourn in Zion,"
  • 00:35 ISAIAH 61:3 "to give them beauty for ashes,"
  • 00:38 ISAIAH 61:3 "the oil of joy for mourning,"
  • 00:42 ISAIAH 61:3 "the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,"
  • 00:46 ISAIAH 61:3 "that they might be called oaks of righteousness,"
  • 00:49 ISAIAH 61:3 "the planting of Adonai, that He may be glorified."
  • 00:59 Shalom, Havarim
  • 01:00 Welcome Friends to our program.
  • 01:02 I'm Myles Weiss.
  • 01:03 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 01:04 and we want to welcome you
  • 01:06 to our series, Beauty for Ashes.
  • 01:08 We've been doing this series
  • 01:09 taking you from the Holocaust,
  • 01:11 the horrors of the Holocaust
  • 01:13 to the hope, which is the modern State of Israel,
  • 01:16 to the beauty that God has made.
  • 01:18 Yeah, you know its' funny that
  • 01:19 in the headlines today we hear that
  • 01:21 Israel is the problem in the Middle East.
  • 01:22 Really, if you look at it objectively,
  • 01:24 Israel is the answer
  • 01:26 it is the hope
  • 01:27 to the Middle East.
  • 01:28 Its democratic, its technologically advanced.
  • 01:30 They produce medical breakthroughs.
  • 01:32 There's just all this wonder that
  • 01:33 comes from this little country
  • 01:35 and is a blessing to the surrounding nations.
  • 01:37 Plus they let women drive.
  • 01:39 [Myles laughs]
  • 01:40 That's true.
  • 01:41 And in fact that's one of the answers
  • 01:43 is that having equality in that democratic society
  • 01:46 produces all these good things,
  • 01:48 all these breakthroughs.
  • 01:49 And we are about to see in this program
  • 01:51 the horror of how technology can be used
  • 01:53 by the most civilized society of it's day.
  • 01:56 Germany, for incredible evil,
  • 01:59 factory killing of human beings,
  • 02:02 and conversely how technology can be used
  • 02:06 to make everyone's life better,
  • 02:08 which is what we see in Israel today.
  • 02:09 Right.
  • 02:10 So let's go now and hear from Myles.
  • 02:19 In 1940, Auschwitz started as a place
  • 02:21 for Polish political prisoners.
  • 02:23 The area became known as Auschwitz one,
  • 02:26 the camp to incarcerate or concentrate prisoners.
  • 02:29 To the West, Auschwitz two (or Birkenau) was
  • 02:33 specifically designed to be a killing camp or
  • 02:35 extermination center.
  • 02:38 To the East, Auschwitz three (Monowitz) was a
  • 02:41 forced-labor camp and there were dozens of
  • 02:44 smaller "sub camps" nearby.
  • 02:46 Here in Birkenau, we see the remains of crematorium
  • 02:50 number two and number three which were destroyed.
  • 02:54 In January 1945 the retreating Nazis destroyed them.
  • 02:58 From 1943 through November 1944, these
  • 03:02 crematoria were designed to burn at least 1400
  • 03:06 perhaps even 2000 corpses per day...
  • 03:10 each.
  • 03:13 For the sake of efficiency, the Nazis used
  • 03:15 deception to keep their victims calm during this process.
  • 03:19 The trains stopped at the platform
  • 03:21 where the selection process occurred.
  • 03:24 Those who were "not fit to work", the vast majority,
  • 03:28 were led into the two huge buildings
  • 03:31 adjacent to the platform.
  • 03:33 Signs about registration and accommodations were posted in many languages,
  • 03:38 so the people calmly took their clothes off in the changing room
  • 03:41 before moving on to the next room
  • 03:43 where they believed they were going to get a shower.
  • 03:54 An ambulance drove up and delivered a container that
  • 03:57 was actually hydrogen cyanide gas used to
  • 04:00 murder everyone in the shower room.
  • 04:03 A half an hour after the screaming stopped,
  • 04:06 Jewish prisoners were forced to
  • 04:09 transfer the corpses upstairs to the furnaces
  • 04:11 for cremation.
  • 04:15 The ashes from the crematoria were used for fertilizer.
  • 04:20 When the Nazis had no more ground
  • 04:22 they dumped them into nearby ponds.
  • 04:25 Two survivors of this process were
  • 04:28 ten year old Eva Mozes
  • 04:30 and her twin sister Miriam,
  • 04:32 who arrived in Birkenau in March 1944.
  • 04:35 Because they were twins, they were used for
  • 04:38 medical experimentation.
  • 04:42 Miriam and I decided
  • 04:44 we might as well go to the latrine.
  • 04:46 [Anytime] I tried something new
  • 04:50 it got worse than before.
  • 04:52 And there on the filthy barrack floor
  • 04:56 there's the corpses of 3 children.
  • 04:59 I had never seen anybody dead before.
  • 05:02 But that was clear to me that in this place
  • 05:06 children were dying.
  • 05:08 So this is when I made my first silent pledge
  • 05:11 that I will do anything and everything within my power
  • 05:15 to make sure that Miriam and I
  • 05:18 shall not end up on that filthy latrine floor.
  • 05:22 And from the moment I left the latrine
  • 05:25 I never let any doubt or fear enter my mind.
  • 05:29 I had almost like an image
  • 05:32 and I have no idea how that developed,
  • 05:36 how Miriam and I might look the day
  • 05:38 we walked out of this camp alive.
  • 05:41 And that was the image of survival,
  • 05:44 2 little girls holding hands
  • 05:47 walking out of this camp alive.
  • 05:51 It was always the way they filmed it
  • 05:54 but the filming - I had nothing to do with it.
  • 05:58 Summer came and went,
  • 06:00 winter came
  • 06:02 and we did not get any new clothes.
  • 06:05 There was no winter clothes.
  • 06:08 My shoes were filled with holes
  • 06:10 and so was my dress.
  • 06:13 I have no idea and I tried to understand it
  • 06:17 how did we survive on those cold winter days?
  • 06:22 But that's the way it was.
  • 06:25 After roll call we would go back to the barracks
  • 06:29 for Dr. Mengele's daily inspection.
  • 06:32 He would come in every morning
  • 06:35 with an entourage of 8 people
  • 06:38 and he would count us.
  • 06:40 He wanted to know how many guinea pigs he had today.
  • 06:43 The way Mengele detested us,
  • 06:49 we were not human beings.
  • 06:54 We were some object or subject or purpose to his experiments
  • 07:01 but he never ever looked at us as human beings.
  • 07:05 And you could sense his detest
  • 07:09 and the way he was acting towards us,
  • 07:11 never looking us in the eyes,
  • 07:14 always [looking] away.
  • 07:17 Cause somehow [if] he looked into my eyes
  • 07:19 that was honoring me.
  • 07:22 The way he behaved he looked evil.
  • 07:27 But at first glance
  • 07:30 Mengele looked very kind and very angelic.
  • 07:34 [Accept] when he started yelling.
  • 07:37 And he yelled a lot at the supervisors.
  • 07:42 So what I sensed in him
  • 07:48 was that with his experiments
  • 07:51 he was hoping to create
  • 07:56 something unique.
  • 07:58 But he was not interested in the people who
  • 08:01 were going to create that unique thing.
  • 08:04 He was only interested in that experiment itself as
  • 08:08 that related to what he was trying to accomplish.
  • 08:12 So if you had guinea pigs or rabbits or rats
  • 08:19 that will be the same thing for him.
  • 08:21 He had no feelings that these were human beings.
  • 08:26 This is the number that they engraved into me,
  • 08:32 dot by dot burned into my flesh and skin.
  • 08:37 It means that they wanted to reduce me to just that number,
  • 08:43 but they could never do that.
  • 08:51 Six months in Auschwitz.
  • 08:53 Almost nobody could make six months in Auschwitz
  • 08:57 Myles - In January 1943, Noah Kleiger arrived at
  • 09:01 Auschwitz three, the forced-labor camp.
  • 09:05 Nobody had the slightest idea where we were.
  • 09:09 We stood there.
  • 09:10 The women were separated from the men immediately.
  • 09:14 Then 3 German SS officers
  • 09:19 approached our group.
  • 09:22 We were about 900 men and 700 women.
  • 09:26 They approached the 900 men.
  • 09:28 The women had disappeared somewhere.
  • 09:30 He said, you're going to a camp that is 12 kilometers from here
  • 09:35 and we don't have enough trucks to take all of you.
  • 09:40 So only the ones, we don't feel so well or a little sick,
  • 09:46 or too old who cannot undertake 12 kilometers to march,
  • 09:51 they went on the trucks, the others will march.
  • 09:55 They were going straight into the gas chamber.
  • 09:58 WOW
  • 10:00 Almost nobody could make 6 months in Auschwitz because
  • 10:03 he was not meant to make 6 months in Auschwitz.
  • 10:06 He was meant to work...
  • 10:08 or die
  • 10:10 ...until more or less he was already dead.
  • 10:13 And there was transports [that] arrived every day.
  • 10:16 So they didn't need you any more.
  • 10:19 So they selected the ones who looked like skeletons.
  • 10:24 And most of us looked like skeletons.
  • 10:27 They were sent to the gas chamber.
  • 10:30 And there were transports
  • 10:32 with new people with new forces.
  • 10:34 They needed workers.
  • 10:36 They didn't need skeletons.
  • 10:38 So one day in Auschwitz was
  • 10:41 already too much for a normal person.
  • 10:44 What kept you going?
  • 10:47 First, people want to live,
  • 10:51 everyone wants to live,
  • 10:54 but not everyone makes it of course.
  • 10:58 And the second thing was
  • 11:00 if you made it for a certain time in the camp
  • 11:04 you already got some acquaintances.
  • 11:07 So a little help - a little kindness.
  • 11:09 Sure - but you had to be a few months there
  • 11:12 before you knew people.
  • 11:16 You survived Auschwitz
  • 11:19 only thanks to miracles.
  • 11:22 If you had no miracles you did not survive Auschwitz.
  • 11:25 No one survives Auschwitz without miracles.
  • 11:29 And for me, if there is a God
  • 11:33 Then God was - how should I say?
  • 11:35 He took care of me
  • 11:37 because he sent one miracle after the other.
  • 11:42 Otherwise I would not have made it.
  • 11:50 Noah was such an inspiration to me.
  • 11:52 He was a man that said,
  • 11:54 "If there was a God or if there was miracles"
  • 11:57 Well we're here to tell you that there is a God.
  • 11:59 And He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • 12:02 There's also a devil that
  • 12:04 seeks to wipe out the people of God
  • 12:06 or to divide the people of God.
  • 12:08 So we have to discern what we are fighting.
  • 12:11 Really, and we see that division
  • 12:13 is trying to come between the people of The Book.
  • 12:15 The enemy has always tried to wipe out the Jewish people
  • 12:17 and now also Christians for the last 2,000 years.
  • 12:20 Currently, especially there is an attempt
  • 12:23 to wipe out Christians
  • 12:24 because they are grafted-in to the
  • 12:26 Commonwealth of Israel.
  • 12:28 We stand with the people of Israel.
  • 12:30 There's no perfect Country.
  • 12:32 Israel - you may not agree with them
  • 12:33 politically on everything.
  • 12:35 We don't agree with America politically on everything.
  • 12:37 However, we have determined because of the Scripture
  • 12:40 to stand with Israel
  • 12:41 and to stand with the future
  • 12:43 that God has for the Jewish people and
  • 12:45 for those grafted-in to the Commonwealth of Israel.
  • 12:48 Well - when we return we take you to Israel
  • 12:51 so you can see this modern miracle for yourself.
  • 12:55 Our resource this week,
  • 12:57 The Messianic Roots Lapel Pin.
  • 12:59 Show that you recognize
  • 13:00 the Jewish Roots of the Christian faith
  • 13:03 by wearing this ancient symbol
  • 13:05 believed to have been used as a seal
  • 13:07 by the early followers of Jesus.
  • 13:09 Approximately 1 inch long
  • 13:11 this unique pin combines
  • 13:13 The Menorah,
  • 13:14 The Star of David,
  • 13:15 and the Christian Fish.
  • 13:17 For this resource and more
  • 13:19 call 1-800-WONDERS
  • 13:21 or visit us at levitt.com
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  • 13:49 ♪ Background Music ♪
  • 14:21 Myles and I would love
  • 14:23 you to join us on one of our tours.
  • 14:24 You know, it is not just a journey.
  • 14:26 It is a spiritual acceleration
  • 14:29 You literally experience the Word
  • 14:32 like you never experienced before.
  • 14:33 It comes alive.
  • 14:35 It does.
  • 14:35 You're going to see ancient sites but your
  • 14:38 also going to experience the
  • 14:38 modern miracle of Israel.
  • 14:40 Well - let's go to Rosh Pina
  • 14:41 It's a town on the upper Galilee
  • 14:43 that was founded under the patronage of Baron Rothschild,
  • 14:46 one of the first agricultural settlements
  • 14:48 that's also today an art colony.
  • 14:50 Let's go there now.
  • 15:00 We're here in Rosh Pina
  • 15:02 in the beautiful Galilee area.
  • 15:03 Rosh Pina means
  • 15:05 "Cornerstone"
  • 15:06 And it comes from
  • 15:07 Psalm 118:22
  • 15:11 It's a Messianic Prophesy speaking about the
  • 15:13 establishing of the State of Israel
  • 15:15 and the looking for the coming of Messiah.
  • 15:17 It's poignant that it would
  • 15:19 be the first place that
  • 15:21 there was a Hebrew school.
  • 15:22 There's so many firsts
  • 15:23 that happened at Rosa Pina.
  • 15:25 Myles, this is where they also
  • 15:27 fought and understand
  • 15:29 how they fight malaria.
  • 15:31 Yes, Professor Meir
  • 15:32 had a Botany Center here.
  • 15:34 He was working on Malaria.
  • 15:35 It was one of the places that
  • 15:37 was instrumental in the wiping out of malaria which
  • 15:39 as you may know was a threat to
  • 15:41 the re-establishing of the State of Israel.
  • 15:43 They couldn't have done it without help.
  • 15:45 It was Baron Rothschild who helped them.
  • 15:47 He invested at lot of funds into this area.
  • 15:50 And Rosh Pina has become a beautiful
  • 15:52 place of art galleries.
  • 15:54 Artists live here.
  • 15:55 It's a wonderful example of the
  • 15:58 re-establishing of God's grace to the Jewish people.
  • 16:02 Not only the saving of the people and
  • 16:04 planting them in the Land
  • 16:06 but now restoring also that which was tried
  • 16:09 to be taken by the enemy of their souls
  • 16:11 by restoring the arts as well.
  • 16:13 Well, the arts were restored,
  • 16:15 the language restored,
  • 16:16 that the people themselves have been restored.
  • 16:19 It's been said that the Jewish people through
  • 16:21 the Grace of God are the Light of God
  • 16:23 because God caused them to be a Light to the nations and
  • 16:25 have taken curses and made them into blessings.
  • 16:28 Even the malaria was like a curse on the Land and
  • 16:32 the Arabs thought that they couldn't
  • 16:34 do anything with the Land.
  • 16:36 So it was there that they allowed the Land to be sold.
  • 16:38 And it was through the ingenuity of the Jewish mind
  • 16:41 and I believe the Light of God coming upon them
  • 16:44 to show them how to rehabilitate the Land.
  • 16:48 They restored the Land,
  • 16:49 they revived the Land.
  • 16:51 And we remember in Ezekiel that
  • 16:53 God prophesies over the Land of Israel.
  • 16:56 And you see that once the Jews come back
  • 16:59 and they marry the Land,
  • 17:01 the Land begins to bear fruit.
  • 17:04 This is where in 1906, the botanist
  • 17:07 Aaron Aaronson found the wild Emmer.
  • 17:11 That is the mother of all wheat.
  • 17:13 This is known as the breadbasket of the world.
  • 17:15 And it was here that the fore bearer, the ancestor
  • 17:19 of all the current wheat in the world was found.
  • 17:22 And it was right here at Rosh Pina where
  • 17:24 Aaron Aaronson did his work.
  • 17:25 In 1906 the mother of all wheat was found.
  • 17:28 And it's here that there's so many beginnings,
  • 17:30 so many pillars,
  • 17:31 so many first things happened here.
  • 17:34 Rosh Pina, the head of the corner,
  • 17:36 the cornerstone and a place of
  • 17:38 beginnings for the new State of Israel.
  • 17:48 We are here overlooking Rosh Pina.
  • 17:50 It is the head of the corner, the cornerstone
  • 17:53 and one of the earliest settlements in all Israel.
  • 17:56 It's a beautiful community.
  • 17:58 But we remember the history of this land.
  • 18:00 It had its history Myles.
  • 18:02 I mean it was uprooted.
  • 18:04 The Jewish people were uprooted.
  • 18:06 But we're telling the story of the
  • 18:07 re gathering of the people of the Land.
  • 18:09 They paid 10 times the amount of the Land.
  • 18:12 I don't think people understand that.
  • 18:13 You need to know that when this Land was
  • 18:16 restored to the Jewish people
  • 18:17 it wasn't just given by >>the international community.
  • 18:20 The Jewish people paid 10 times the value of the Land at that time.
  • 18:24 But what we're seeing in the story of the Rosh Pina
  • 18:26 and the story of the restoration in general
  • 18:29 is that the headlines today
  • 18:31 are catching up to the Bible.
  • 18:33 In fact, for over 100 yrs we've been seeing that,
  • 18:35 going back to the time of Theodore Herzl
  • 18:37 who had this vision for a Jewish state.
  • 18:40 He said, when he saw the trial of Alfred Dreyfus,
  • 18:43 a French soldier who was being tried unfairly
  • 18:47 and being accused of treason,
  • 18:49 Herzl said, we are no longer safe in Europe.
  • 18:51 Right, anti-Semitism was on the rise and
  • 18:53 it wasn't a safe place for the Jewish people.
  • 18:56 And so they knew that they needed to come home.
  • 18:58 They knew that God was calling them home.
  • 19:00 With Theodore Herzl, he was trying to get to the heads of State.
  • 19:04 And he couldn't get there on his own.
  • 19:06 What happened was that God put him together with a
  • 19:09 Christian Pastor named Hechler and
  • 19:11 the two of them together were able to get an
  • 19:13 audience with the heads of State in Europe order
  • 19:17 to see that beginning of what would become
  • 19:21 the Balfour Declaration,
  • 19:22 the San Remo injunction,
  • 19:24 all these ways of beginning to move forward the idea
  • 19:27 the Jews need to come home.
  • 19:30 Because we have said for centuries,
  • 19:34 [Speaking Hebrew]
  • 19:43 And we saw this worldwide movement.
  • 19:46 The "Jewish National Fund" began and
  • 19:47 there were millions of small donations.
  • 19:50 Children from all around the world
  • 19:52 and small groups from everywhere
  • 19:54 gathering these blue cans,
  • 19:56 "blue boxes" they were called,
  • 19:58 with change in them
  • 19:59 in order to begin to purchase the Land back.
  • 20:02 It was something that we....
  • 20:03 It's hard to believe today,
  • 20:05 but in 1919 King Faisal,
  • 20:07 one of the leaders of the Arab world
  • 20:09 actually said, "we look upon the restoration of"
  • 20:13 "the Jewish people to this land with deep sympathy"
  • 20:16 "and we look that way on the Zionist movement."
  • 20:18 "We welcome the Jews home."
  • 20:20 It is hard to believe today.
  • 20:22 He also said, we look forward
  • 20:24 for them helping us and us helping them.
  • 20:26 Of course, that was short-lived
  • 20:28 because of the pressure
  • 20:30 the Arab tribalism puts on the kings.
  • 20:34 And we see that, even with the King of Jordan.
  • 20:36 But God is faithful to see and to watch over His people,
  • 20:41 even in the face of a demonic or a dark spirit coming against them.
  • 20:46 He planted them in this land it says in Amos,
  • 20:50 and He will never again uproot them.
  • 20:52 We are looking forward, not only to the natural restoration of the land,
  • 20:56 the beauty of the Land being restored,
  • 20:58 the incredible innovation that has
  • 21:01 led to Israel becoming a start up nation,
  • 21:04 but we are also looking forward spiritually to
  • 21:07 the pure water of the Spirit being shed
  • 21:10 on the people of this Land.
  • 21:12 And we look forward together,
  • 21:14 Jews and Christians, looking forward to the coming of the Messiah.
  • 21:17 And the day is getting close.
  • 21:24 Katharine - Modern Israel has become a leader
  • 21:27 in computer and cyber technology.
  • 21:29 Besides Tel Aviv, it is surprising to know
  • 21:32 that much of this innovation is now focused
  • 21:35 in the Negev desert in southern Israel.
  • 21:41 So for many years, Beersheva was known
  • 21:44 for its low tech industry.
  • 21:46 What we are really doing here
  • 21:48 is changing reality,
  • 21:50 and bringing in multinational
  • 21:51 technology companies from
  • 21:53 all around the world
  • 21:55 here to Beersheva.
  • 21:56 It wasn't easy but we are now doing very well
  • 21:59 and we have many leading companies such as: EMC,
  • 22:02 Oracle, Deutsch Telecom, Lockheed Martin,
  • 22:05 IBM are coming in now,
  • 22:07 WIX, JVP Cyber labs and many more
  • 22:10 And the connection with the IDF,
  • 22:13 explain that because I think in the West,
  • 22:15 we don't understand how important it is
  • 22:18 to marshal the strength of young soldiers when
  • 22:21 they come out of the army.
  • 22:23 They know things.
  • 22:24 Somehow, Israel has that down, understands that.
  • 22:27 So in Israel it is mandatory to do a
  • 22:30 national service, as you know.
  • 22:33 And some go to the combat units,
  • 22:35 but some go to the technology units inside the IDF.
  • 22:39 You find yourself at the age of 18 with
  • 22:42 real responsibility defending the ones you love.
  • 22:45 You know, it takes you to places and it grows
  • 22:50 a knowledge base here in Israel in technology related fields,
  • 22:55 especially in cyber domain and others.
  • 22:58 And, I think this is one of the key engines,
  • 23:02 main engines of the Israeli technology scene,
  • 23:05 here in Beersheva.
  • 23:08 And the IDF is relocating its technology units here adjacent to the park.
  • 23:12 And about 5,000 technology experts are going to be right here
  • 23:15 next to the technology campus, exchanging ideas
  • 23:20 between the companies and the different units.
  • 23:23 And we heard this morning that our Israeli producer
  • 23:26 took a train from Tel Aviv to here in 50 minutes and
  • 23:29 I think that's the beginning of a new -
  • 23:31 there's going to be increase in that too.
  • 23:32 That's right.
  • 23:34 So the train is developing all the time and
  • 23:36 today there are 2 trains every hour
  • 23:39 and there are going to be 4 trains every hour as we go.
  • 23:43 There's a new bridge connecting from the
  • 23:45 train station right here to this building.
  • 23:48 It was developed a month and a half ago with huge investments
  • 23:51 which is going to have
  • 23:53 hundreds of people crossing daily.
  • 23:55 And this is where we're aiming.
  • 23:57 This project will eventually have
  • 23:59 about 10,000 employees here in the park,
  • 24:01 15 to 20 buildings.
  • 24:03 Today we have 1500 employees
  • 24:05 so we have a long way to go
  • 24:07 but it's a good beginning.
  • 24:08 So like everything in Israel it begins with a vision.
  • 24:10 That's right.
  • 24:11 And it's coming to reality.
  • 24:13 That's right.
  • 24:14 So I can say that not many believed
  • 24:17 that vision when we started
  • 24:18 but I think as we go people are seeing
  • 24:21 that this is a real thing coming through
  • 24:23 and joining us and helping us
  • 24:26 to further push this vision into reality.
  • 24:28 WOW
  • 24:29 I would say that all of us feel
  • 24:31 a very special feeling about what we do here.
  • 24:34 And it's not just living our lives
  • 24:36 but doing something for all the generations
  • 24:39 and realizing their dreams.
  • 24:42 It's positive, the vision for the future and
  • 24:46 giving these gifts to our children and grandchildren.
  • 24:49 It's just the heartbeat of this Country.
  • 24:52 That's right, we are very positive people
  • 24:54 and we aim to develop and further explore
  • 24:59 in to ways that we can build this Country.
  • 25:02 And this park is one of the ways that we do that.
  • 25:05 It's a beautiful example.
  • 25:07 Thank you very much.
  • 25:08 Thank you for coming.
  • 25:17 WOW, the process of restoration and innovation
  • 25:21 is happening at the same time in Israel.
  • 25:24 You know, Noah said that when they came back to the Land
  • 25:27 it was minus.
  • 25:28 I mean, and look at how far God has brought them.
  • 25:32 It wasn't even like - it was minus.
  • 25:34 They were infested with malaria and
  • 25:36 they had so much to fight against.
  • 25:38 And yet, God's hand was on them coming home,
  • 25:41 it was on His people,
  • 25:42 He breathed breath into them,
  • 25:44 the whole prophesy of Ezekiel is
  • 25:46 coming to pass before our eyes,
  • 25:49 and we're seeing the desert bloom!
  • 25:52 Not just with flowers but with technology!
  • 25:54 Exactly.
  • 25:55 I was just looking at
  • 25:56 Isaiah 35
  • 25:57 how the desert will bloom
  • 25:59 and it's not just figs and olives.
  • 26:00 But this brain trust is now in the Negev.
  • 26:03 And hearing from Mr. Swebner, he ended by saying,
  • 26:05 that we're a positive people.
  • 26:08 In the face of all the adversity,
  • 26:10 being surrounded by nations that want to wipe you out,
  • 26:12 there are positive people.
  • 26:14 You know, Israel is No. 1 in the world per capita
  • 26:17 in research and design.
  • 26:19 Who's No. 2? The United States.
  • 26:21 So, we have something to learn from Israel.
  • 26:24 One of the connections we need to learn is
  • 26:25 the power the military veterans that we have,
  • 26:28 the strength that they bring to the private sector.
  • 26:31 When they come back from their service
  • 26:33 sometimes they're confronted with,
  • 26:36 well, have you ever had a real job?
  • 26:37 Well, they've just been in charge of
  • 26:38 millions of dollars in technical equipment
  • 26:40 and maybe moving people and personnel and material everywhere.
  • 26:43 The Israeli's understand this
  • 26:45 and they are marshaling the power of the veterans
  • 26:48 in order to take them into the private sector
  • 26:50 that's part of the innovation that we see.
  • 26:53 You know, it's been said that Israel is not just a nation,
  • 26:56 it's a state of mind.
  • 26:58 And I think that this positive Light to the world
  • 27:00 is always what God has intended.
  • 27:03 And remember Hatikva - Hope,
  • 27:06 That God is the God of all hope.
  • 27:09 And in the face of all evil, or the evil one
  • 27:13 we can stand in hope.
  • 27:14 Yes, and we always like to end our program
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Episodes in this series

  1. The Hope
  2. The Ground
  3. The Survivors
  4. The Chosen
  5. The Heart
  6. The Process
  7. The Future
  8. The Peace
  9. Extended Interviews with Holocaust Survivors

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