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Episode: “Extended Interviews with Holocaust Survivors”
Holocaust survivors speak further about being sent to death camps, survival techniques, liberation, and overcoming the traumatic experiences of their youth to live meaningful lives.

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: “Extended Interviews with Holocaust Survivors” (9/9)

  • 00:18 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
  • 00:22 is that they might be saved.
  • 00:25 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek
  • 00:28 For the same Lord over all
  • 00:30 is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • 00:44 Shalom and welcome to our program.
  • 00:45 I'm Myles Weiss
  • 00:47 And I'm Katharine Weiss
  • 00:48 and we want to welcome you to our program
  • 00:50 Zola Levitt Presents
  • 00:51 You know the voices of the Holocaust
  • 00:53 Survivors are passing from the scene.
  • 00:55 And we feel it is very important to
  • 00:57 let you know about the reality of the Holocaust
  • 01:00 and also look to the hope that
  • 01:02 these people carry with them.
  • 01:03 So today on our program we're going to hear from
  • 01:05 three survivors who were very young when
  • 01:08 they went to the concentration camps.
  • 01:10 They were between 10 and 15 years old.
  • 01:13 Meir Stern,
  • 01:14 Eva Mozes Kor,
  • 01:16 and Noah Klieger
  • 01:17 are three of the people we interviewed.
  • 01:19 And they are full of stories of the hardship and
  • 01:23 also the life that they have lived having survived.
  • 01:26 And it makes us wonder how would you and I survive?
  • 01:30 What would we do?
  • 01:31 Would we renounce our faith?
  • 01:33 Would we give up and give in to the despair?
  • 01:35 Would we stand and look to the future?
  • 01:37 So today we're going to look at these things.
  • 01:39 WOW
  • 01:40 I hope you get excited because
  • 01:42 this is not something that's sad but this is
  • 01:44 something that needs to be remembered.
  • 01:46 Their stories are meant to inspire you, to empower you.
  • 01:50 And we begin by finding out how
  • 01:53 they were taken to Auschwitz.
  • 01:56 The Nuremberg laws against the Jews -
  • 01:58 already they come from 1935 -
  • 02:01 so we knew already that we
  • 02:03 won't have a very bright future
  • 02:05 under German rule in Europe.
  • 02:07 But most Jews could not leave Europe
  • 02:11 for a very simple reason.
  • 02:13 First of all they didn't get visas to other countries
  • 02:16 They didn't have the money
  • 02:18 to buy passage to the U.S. or to Australia.
  • 02:22 So they were stuck in Europe
  • 02:25 under the rule of the Germans.
  • 02:27 Then it became the Yellow Star.
  • 02:29 A fter 8:00 you could not be in streets anymore
  • 02:33 and you were kicked out of schools and of jobs, etc. etc.
  • 02:41 We were herded in from our houses
  • 02:44 into a Ghetto - a specific area of the town
  • 02:48 where all the Jews were gathered.
  • 02:52 One morning we had orders to get ready
  • 02:56 we are going to be marched into this brick factory
  • 03:00 from where we are going to be taken by train.
  • 03:03 And we got on to the cattle track trains
  • 03:06 We were about 120 people in a train.
  • 03:10 There was no room to move.
  • 03:12 There was no room sit.
  • 03:14 Standing
  • 03:15 Just like sardines.
  • 03:17 The train started to move.
  • 03:21 It was the 3rd night in the cattle car.
  • 03:24 The train stopped,
  • 03:26 we asked for water
  • 03:28 and the answer came back in German.
  • 03:32 I was 10 years old.
  • 03:34 I instantly understood what happened.
  • 03:37 The train has crossed the border into Germany
  • 03:41 and our Hungarian guards
  • 03:44 have been changed to German.
  • 03:47 That of course meant that we were
  • 03:50 not going to Hungary to a labor camp
  • 03:54 but were being taken to Germany to be murdered.
  • 03:58 And my father looked out through that little window
  • 04:01 and saw the names of the stations.
  • 04:04 And he said, children it's no good,
  • 04:07 they are taking us to Poland.
  • 04:09 And we knew already then
  • 04:11 what was happening to the Jews in Poland -
  • 04:13 they were killing them.
  • 04:14 But we couldn't do anything about it.
  • 04:18 Everybody in our cattle car understood it
  • 04:21 and people were praying
  • 04:24 and 88 hours later the train stopped.
  • 04:28 We again asked for water and this time
  • 04:31 there was no answer in any language.
  • 04:35 I arrived to the transport of about 1,600 Jews -
  • 04:38 men and women -
  • 04:40 French, Belgian and Dutch -
  • 04:42 in Auschwitz -
  • 04:44 January 18, 1943.
  • 04:48 After 4 days we arrived in Birkenau.
  • 04:52 We stayed in the night in the trains till the light.
  • 04:57 Then we heard music
  • 04:59 so everybody was a bit relieved.
  • 05:02 My father actually said his morning prayers
  • 05:06 trying to figure out what direction was east.
  • 05:10 And many people joined in
  • 05:14 praying to God for the last time.
  • 05:18 And then the doors opened on the wagons -
  • 05:21 Everybody out!
  • 05:24 Leave everything behind!
  • 05:26 Don't take anything!
  • 05:27 You can only take a belt!
  • 05:29 Out - out - out - out!
  • 05:32 Nobody had the slightest idea where we were.
  • 05:36 We stood there on a platform.
  • 05:38 The Germans call it the "rampe".
  • 05:40 The ramp exists in Birkenau, in Auschwitz two.
  • 05:44 We stood there for a while.
  • 05:45 It was freezing cold - terribly cold.
  • 05:49 Shoving - pushing - falling.
  • 05:54 People were grabbing at one another.
  • 05:56 Nobody - absolutely nobody understood
  • 06:00 what was going on and what that place was.
  • 06:03 We did not know that we arrived in Auschwitz.
  • 06:07 There was no welcoming committee to announce it.
  • 06:13 When we visited Auschwitz to create these shows we
  • 06:17 felt the heaviness of what it was like and
  • 06:20 now it's merely a museum where
  • 06:22 over 2 million people a year go to see
  • 06:24 to make sure this stays alive as history.
  • 06:27 I can't imagine what it was like for them
  • 06:29 arriving on the trains for the selection
  • 06:32 where the unfit were immediately killed
  • 06:34 "unfit"
  • 06:36 And then those who could be used for forced labor were
  • 06:39 sent to work themselves to death, essentially.
  • 06:42 And the Angel of Death, Joseph Mengele
  • 06:46 the doctor in charge
  • 06:48 was selecting twins for experimentation.
  • 06:52 And that's how Eva survived.
  • 06:54 WOW
  • 06:55 It was a process of dehumanizing
  • 06:57 the Jewish people.
  • 06:59 Eva will tell us her story and how
  • 07:01 she and her twin sister Miriam
  • 07:03 were spotted by the guards.
  • 07:07 I actually turned around
  • 07:09 and looked all around
  • 07:10 to try to figure out what is this place.
  • 07:14 And as I looked around suddenly realized that
  • 07:17 Daddy and my 2 older sisters were gone.
  • 07:21 No matter where I looked
  • 07:23 I couldn't find them.
  • 07:24 They disappeared in the crowd -
  • 07:27 in ten minutes!
  • 07:30 So now we are holding on to mother for dear life.
  • 07:34 Then a Nazi guard is coming,
  • 07:36 yelling in German
  • 07:39 "Twins, twins".
  • 07:40 Well,w e dressed alike,
  • 07:43 we looked alike.
  • 07:44 He demanded to know from my mother
  • 07:46 if we were twins.
  • 07:47 My mother said, Is that good?
  • 07:50 The Nazi nodded yes
  • 07:52 and my mother said, Yes.
  • 07:54 That moment another Nazi came,
  • 07:57 pulled my mother immediately to the right -
  • 08:00 we were pulled to the left.
  • 08:03 And I never even got to say goodbye to her.
  • 08:05 S he was gone.
  • 08:08 We were pulled in one direction.
  • 08:10 We became part of a group of little girls - all twins.
  • 08:14 In our group there was 13 sets of twins
  • 08:18 between the ages of 2 and 16.
  • 08:29 After roll call we would go back to the barracks
  • 08:33 for Dr. Mengele's daily inspection.
  • 08:35 He would come in every morning with an entourage
  • 08:39 of 8 people and he would count us.
  • 08:43 He wanted to know how many guinea pigs he had today.
  • 08:46 The way Mengele detested us
  • 08:51 we were not human beings.
  • 08:56 We were some object or subject
  • 09:01 or purpose to his experiments
  • 09:04 I n Auschwitz the idea was
  • 09:07 how to understand diseases.
  • 09:10 And what I understand today, when I didn't die
  • 09:16 would I have died Mengele would have
  • 09:19 done the comparative autopsies.
  • 09:21 But I didn't die.
  • 09:23 And I believe that they didn't want to lose that experiment
  • 09:28 and therefore Mengele injected Miriam with
  • 09:32 something that stunted the growth of her kidneys.
  • 09:36 But I was l ucky because when we
  • 09:38 arrived in Birkenau
  • 09:41 when we were forced out of these cattle trucks
  • 09:45 there was one fellow there
  • 09:47 who worked as a sounder commander
  • 09:49 who said to me, say you are 18.
  • 09:53 And I didn't know what he meant.
  • 09:55 And when I got in front Mengele - he said to me,
  • 09:58 how old are you little one?
  • 10:00 I said 18.
  • 10:01 So I went left - and I'm alive.
  • 10:04 If I told them I was 15 I would have gone right.
  • 10:07 I was in Auschwitz 3 most of the time.
  • 10:09 Auschwitz 3 is one that doesn't exist anymore.
  • 10:13 We had a shower every day,
  • 10:17 a cold shower, in the winter as well.
  • 10:19 And then you came back to the block.
  • 10:21 The block is a barracks.
  • 10:24 You stood outside naked - wet.
  • 10:27 Before you went in you got your ration of food.
  • 10:31 There was a roll call.
  • 10:35 When they counted, every block counted its people.
  • 10:40 Together it makes like 16,712, okay?
  • 10:45 Then all that came go to the commando.
  • 10:50 The commando is a working unit.
  • 10:52 Then we would run to our commando.
  • 10:55 When we came back they counted again.
  • 10:57 They turned us into beasts.
  • 10:59 They turned us into animals.
  • 11:01 We were not people anymore.
  • 11:03 We were animals there.
  • 11:05 Almost nobody could make 6 months in Auschwitz
  • 11:09 because he was not meant to make 6 months in Auschwitz.
  • 11:12 He was meant to work until more or less he was already dead.
  • 11:19 And transports arrived every day.
  • 11:22 They needed workers.
  • 11:24 They didn't need skeletons.
  • 11:26 So one day in Auschwitz was already too much for a normal person.
  • 11:32 A week in Auschwitz,
  • 11:34 6 months in Auschwitz,
  • 11:36 most didn't make it for 6 months.
  • 11:38 They Made it for 2 or 3 months.
  • 11:52 One of the aspects of war is certainly genocide.
  • 11:54 It includes accumulating wealth taken from those you are killing.
  • 11:58 And the Jewish people were robbed of all their possessions,
  • 12:02 of their very hair,
  • 12:03 their identity,
  • 12:05 their clothing,
  • 12:06 their artifacts they brought with them,
  • 12:08 even the gold in their teeth was taken by the Nazis
  • 12:11 to fuel the war machine.
  • 12:13 And it's hard to fathom that but
  • 12:15 the idea that they lost everything and
  • 12:18 yet these came through it with hope.
  • 12:20 Well, God is a God of hope.
  • 12:23 And it's our job to do the remembering
  • 12:25 and to do the recording of their testimony
  • 12:28 so this does not happen again.
  • 12:30 When we return they will tell us
  • 12:31 how they were freed,
  • 12:33 the lessons they learned
  • 12:34 and the vision for the future.
  • 12:36 Stay with us.
  • 12:40 The number of people with first hand memory
  • 12:42 of the Holocaust is dwindling.
  • 12:44 But the importance of remembering this atrocity
  • 12:46 and paying tribute to both the victims and survivors
  • 12:49 remains as significant as ever.
  • 12:52 We ask your help in assisting survivors
  • 12:54 with the love and support they desperately need.
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  • 13:09 Hi, you know a lot of things
  • 13:11 are going on in the world today
  • 13:13 and especially in Israel.
  • 13:15 And this news needs to be told
  • 13:17 through this lens.
  • 13:19 That's what we do here at Zola Levitt Presents.
  • 13:22 And we're only able to do it because of
  • 13:24 your generous donations.
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  • 13:28 please keep giving as you are able.
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  • 14:10 Myles and I would love
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  • 14:12 When you come to Israel
  • 14:14 you'll see that this Land is
  • 14:16 not only the Land of promise
  • 14:18 but it is the Land
  • 14:19 of the patriarchs
  • 14:20 where will go up Myles on Shiloh.
  • 14:22 We'll do some things that
  • 14:24 normal tours don't do.
  • 14:25 It's a treat.
  • 14:27 We know that the Bible
  • 14:28 will come alive,
  • 14:29 You'll enjoy it.
  • 14:30 It will be a life changing
  • 14:31 experience for you.
  • 14:32 It always is.
  • 14:34 Well it's hard to imagine
  • 14:35 how these people survived and yet
  • 14:37 thrived to have a vision for the future.
  • 14:39 So let's go now and hear from them
  • 14:41 how they survived the camps and
  • 14:43 how they were liberated from
  • 14:44 the various camps in which they wound up.
  • 14:46 Let's go there now.
  • 14:49 So survival came instinctively.
  • 14:52 All the ideas that I had
  • 14:55 came instinctively to survive.
  • 14:59 So I never let any doubt or fear enter in my mind.
  • 15:04 I had almost like an image
  • 15:06 and I have no idea how that developed,
  • 15:09 how Miriam and I might look
  • 15:12 the day we walked out of this camp alive.
  • 15:15 And that was the image of survival.
  • 15:18 Two little girls holding hands
  • 15:21 walking out of this camp alive.
  • 15:25 It was always the way they filmed it.
  • 15:27 But the filming -
  • 15:29 I had nothing to do with it.
  • 15:31 We left Jaworzno
  • 15:34 the concentration camp where I was
  • 15:37 the evening of January 17th.
  • 15:41 All we were given was a blanket.
  • 15:45 It was winter.
  • 15:47 It was very cold.
  • 15:48 And we started this march
  • 15:50 towards Germany.
  • 15:53 And how old were you at the time?
  • 15:54 I was at that time 15 years old.
  • 15:57 How I had the strength I don't know.
  • 16:00 I was so ill I couldn't breathe.
  • 16:02 I had pain in my ribs.
  • 16:04 But I hung on because I could not believe that I would die.
  • 16:08 When we arrived at Blechhammer
  • 16:11 I was completely out of breath.
  • 16:15 We stayed there for 5 days and nights.
  • 16:19 The 5th night suddenly the doors opened and the Russians came in.
  • 16:27 I jumped on this Russian guy who didn't know who we were.
  • 16:30 And I started kissing him.
  • 16:32 And they kept saying put your hands up - put your hands up.
  • 16:35 All of us were taken out.
  • 16:38 And we walked with these Russians with our hands up
  • 16:42 till a little river.
  • 16:44 And there was this big Russian officer.
  • 16:47 And I went up to him and said,
  • 16:49 [Speaking Russian]
  • 16:52 "I am a Jew."
  • 16:54 And I showed them number on my arm
  • 16:57 and he started speaking to me in Yiddish.
  • 17:01 He said to the Russian soldiers, "Let them all go."
  • 17:06 And he said to me, "Little one go and take whatever you want."
  • 17:11 "Everything is yours."
  • 17:13 But I c ouldn't eat anything because I had blisters in my mouth.
  • 17:16 I just couldn't swallow anything.
  • 17:19 But I was free and I was happy.
  • 17:21 I stood [where they were] giving the Russian soldiers soup.
  • 17:26 So I [came] up.
  • 17:28 "Come little one, come."
  • 17:29 They didn't know who I was
  • 17:31 but I didn't have my striped clothes anymore
  • 17:34 because I put on this big coat
  • 17:36 which was big enough for 2 people.
  • 17:39 I got soup and I was
  • 17:40 (pretends to slurp the soup)
  • 17:41 taking the soup.
  • 17:42 And I was free.
  • 17:45 They tried to hold back the Soviet Army
  • 17:48 with trenches, with wire, with everything.
  • 17:52 So we had to work again.
  • 17:54 Most of us died working there the 2 weeks.
  • 17:58 One day they decided to evacuate the camp,
  • 18:02 not to free the camp.
  • 18:04 On April 26, they decided to have a greater camp.
  • 18:09 They left and wanted to take us with them.
  • 18:12 Then I decided this is the end.
  • 18:15 You're not going on any march anymore.
  • 18:18 You'll die here.
  • 18:21 And as the grenades were already coming nearer,
  • 18:25 the grenade fire from the Soviet Army,
  • 18:30 it was already in the camp and they were afraid.
  • 18:33 They left us there.
  • 18:35 They closed the gate and off they went.
  • 18:38 So we sat there and we were afraid to move.
  • 18:41 We were 60 or 70.
  • 18:43 We were afraid to approach the wire.
  • 18:46 We were afraid to approach the gate.
  • 18:49 Maybe they mined the gate and blows up.
  • 18:52 So we didn't do anything.
  • 18:55 We sat there.
  • 18:56 The next day it was quiet.
  • 18:58 No fire anymore, no grenades, no nothing.
  • 19:02 And the day after this we were still afraid.
  • 19:06 We didn't know what to do.
  • 19:08 The day after this we heard tanks coming nearer.
  • 19:13 The gate was opened, 3 officers came in through gate.
  • 19:19 We were sitting like 50 - 60 meters.
  • 19:22 We didn't know - were they SS or were they Soviet officers?
  • 19:27 Because we were not sure, we were too far away.
  • 19:31 Then they came in and one of them far away yelled in German
  • 19:36 exactly like the German today when they imitate the Russian.
  • 19:42 Exactly like the German he spoke at that time.
  • 19:47 So you knew they were Russian.
  • 19:48 He said, "Comrades we are the Red Army."
  • 19:55 "You are free."
  • 19:57 So the Soviets freed me.
  • 20:03 Eva, Meir and Noah
  • 20:05 all survived and
  • 20:07 made their way to Israel.
  • 20:08 Meir and Noah still live there today.
  • 20:10 We interviewed them there.
  • 20:11 Eva lived in Israel for awhile and now she lives in Indiana.
  • 20:15 They are all educating people about what their experience was.
  • 20:19 That's why it was such an honor
  • 20:21 for us to have them on our program.
  • 20:23 And Myles we have a dear friend at home with us.
  • 20:25 Her name is Sonya.
  • 20:27 And we are so treasured by having her in our lives.
  • 20:31 And I know that each one of these survivors have a
  • 20:34 message for the next generation.
  • 20:36 So let's continue to listen to what they have to say
  • 20:40 and grow.
  • 20:43 I want the Jewish people to survive.
  • 20:45 They have survived 2,000 years in the Diaspora.
  • 20:48 They should survive for another 2,000 years.
  • 20:51 Why not?
  • 20:52 In Israel, but in a Jewish country.
  • 20:54 Because we cannot survive in a non-Jewish country.
  • 20:56 Yes
  • 20:58 We are losing 200,000 - 300,000 people every year
  • 21:00 because of mixed marriages.
  • 21:03 And it's only normal.
  • 21:04 Yes
  • 21:05 I want the Jewish people to exist.
  • 21:07 Because the Jewish people has done a lot for the world.
  • 21:10 That's true.
  • 21:11 We have done more [for] the world
  • 21:13 than the world will ever do [for] us.
  • 21:15 And the world hates us?
  • 21:17 How is this possible?
  • 21:19 Today I don't really care
  • 21:22 what the perpetrators think.
  • 21:25 I really became more involved in me
  • 21:28 that I had power over my life.
  • 21:32 Power to forgive.
  • 21:34 That healed me, liberated me
  • 21:37 and the most important part
  • 21:39 that I immediately appreciated the fact
  • 21:44 that I had power over my life.
  • 21:47 No one could do something to me without
  • 21:51 me having power about what happens.
  • 21:54 That was the discovery
  • 21:56 that I didn't realize I had.
  • 21:59 I did not have any power,
  • 22:01 nor does any survivor
  • 22:03 to change what happened.
  • 22:05 The only thing I can change
  • 22:09 is the way I react to it.
  • 22:12 That is up to me.
  • 22:13 And by doing so I remove the burden
  • 22:17 that the Nazi's put over my head.
  • 22:21 My granddaughter, Leora, said to me,
  • 22:27 Grandpa, how can you still believe in God as a Jew
  • 22:33 after what you went through?
  • 22:37 Even though I suffered so much
  • 22:39 I am proud of the fact that I was born a Jew
  • 22:42 and I suffered because I am a Jew.
  • 22:45 And I'm not going change now.
  • 22:47 And I'll stay a Jew.
  • 22:48 And I'm very proud of our heritage
  • 22:51 and what we have done and what we have created.
  • 22:55 And my desire is to be a Jew.
  • 22:58 So you were how old when you came to Israel?
  • 23:01 I came to Israel after the Six Day War.
  • 23:05 I was 35 years old.
  • 23:07 Because my dream was all the time with me,
  • 23:10 my mother was here
  • 23:12 and I was so happy when the State of Israel was established
  • 23:15 Yes
  • 23:16 because from England at the time of the war
  • 23:19 some of the boys did come
  • 23:21 and fought here and stayed here.
  • 23:23 But I couldn't go because they had my records
  • 23:26 and I wasn't fit enough to come too.
  • 23:28 But I stayed in England, got married,
  • 23:31 had lovely children...
  • 23:33 two children, a daughter and a son.
  • 23:37 And I said to my wife, "Let's go."
  • 23:39 So I left everything.
  • 23:42 I had a business, I had a house.
  • 23:45 And we decided we're going to try to live in Israel.
  • 23:48 When we arrived in Israel
  • 23:49 there was beautiful sunshine and a lot of lovely people.
  • 23:54 They were welcoming us
  • 23:56 and this is how we came to Israel.
  • 23:58 And I'm the happiest person today living in my own country.
  • 24:03 And you fulfilled your dream of
  • 24:05 building your own home here.
  • 24:07 I did build my own home because I always wanted
  • 24:09 to contribute physically to my country.
  • 24:13 but unfortunately a lot was already done.
  • 24:17 We build a country which is blossoming.
  • 24:20 And it's not a desert anymore.
  • 24:22 That's right.
  • 24:23 And that was already done before me unfortunately
  • 24:25 But I still managed to build my own house.
  • 24:28 And I think that was my contribution.
  • 24:31 So Israel is the future for the Jewish people?
  • 24:35 Without any doubt.
  • 24:37 There is no future to the Jewish people outside Israel
  • 24:40 because like I said, the big countries like the United States
  • 24:44 will take 3 or 4 generations or 5 generations.
  • 24:48 The others like Denmark or Belgium it will take 2 generations.
  • 24:52 There is no future for the Jewish nation if it's not Israel.
  • 24:59 What a profound word from Noah,
  • 25:01 "the future is Israel."
  • 25:03 That's what this program is about.
  • 25:05 It's about the future of Israel,
  • 25:06 the future of the believers,
  • 25:08 the future of the Jewish people,
  • 25:09 those grafted-in
  • 25:11 and the shared destiny that we have.
  • 25:13 You know, I think about
  • 25:14 the profound word in Zechariah 14:4
  • 25:17 where it speaks about the Messiah coming
  • 25:20 on the Mount of Olives.
  • 25:21 And it's reflected in Acts
  • 25:23 when Yeshua is caught up into the heaven
  • 25:26 and the Word comes, "Why are you surprised?"
  • 25:28 "This same One will return in like manner."
  • 25:30 And they are on the Mount of Olives.
  • 25:32 The prophecy of Messiah,
  • 25:34 the fulfillment in Yeshua
  • 25:35 and we're going to see more and more
  • 25:37 how the Bible is being made alive
  • 25:39 and being fulfilled during our time.
  • 25:42 And the Holocaust, these horrible things that have happened,
  • 25:44 are to provoke us
  • 25:46 to stand with the things that God is standing with.
  • 25:50 Right, there's always been a
  • 25:51 remnant in every generation,
  • 25:53 the people of the Book.
  • 25:55 They were the Corrie ten Boom's,
  • 25:56 the Christians that stood with the Jewish people.
  • 25:59 But now more than ever we need to stand.
  • 26:01 You know there's evil plots around us all the time.
  • 26:04 You think of a Pharaoh wanting
  • 26:07 to wipe out all of the babies.
  • 26:09 Or Herod.
  • 26:10 Again all the babies.
  • 26:12 And it's a plot that's even bigger than human forces.
  • 26:15 It's an evil plot against the seed,
  • 26:18 God's seed and the Chosen people,
  • 26:21 the Jewish people.
  • 26:23 So it's our job to pray for them
  • 26:25 and to believe the best for them, and
  • 26:27 to stand with the State and
  • 26:29 even stand with them having a military.
  • 26:31 They need to defend themselves.
  • 26:33 I think about our Orthodox Jewish friends,
  • 26:35 especially the modern Orthodox ones and how
  • 26:37 they're looking for the Messiah to come for the first time.
  • 26:39 We're looking for the return of the Messiah.
  • 26:42 And we've had these conversations with them
  • 26:44 that remind me of that old joke
  • 26:46 when the Messiah comes the General goes to the Prime Minister.
  • 26:49 And the Prime Minister says, go and ask Him,
  • 26:51 Sir, is this your first visit to the Holy Land?
  • 26:54 God will settle these issues.
  • 26:56 We need to know that we are on the same side of history.
  • 27:00 And we need to be working together
  • 27:01 and withstanding the forces of evil
  • 27:04 just as America and Britain and others
  • 27:07 stood against the Nazis back in the II World War.
  • 27:10 May we all find that peace.
  • 27:13 And we always like to close our program
  • 27:15 by reminding you from Psalm 122:6,
  • 27:18 Sha'a'lu'shalom Yerushalayim.
  • 27:21 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
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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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