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Series: “Bad Moon Rising”
Dr. Jeffrey Seif remembers yesterday’s Holocaust and considers anti-Semitism’s rise in modern-day Europe. Though dressed this time in Islamic garb and not in Nazi uniforms, anti-Semitism is making fresh headway in the world, its current surge fueled by the radical Islamic fringe as it turns out the lights of once-Christian Europe. Jeff speaks out against this trend with a prophetic voice and calls individuals, particularly Europeans and onlooking North Americans, to resist the encroaching darkness and walk in the light of God’s grace and love.
Episode: “Bright Lights in a Darkened World”
“March of Life” participants express support for the Jewish people and the need to “lift the veil of silence.” Jeff speaks from the Dachau crematorium about the Jews who were shoved into ovens.

Caption transcript for Bad Moon Rising: “Bright Lights in a Darkened World” (4/8)

  • 00:04 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF AND SANDRA LEVITT
  • 00:11 AS DARK CLOUDS OMINOUSLY LOOM OVER THE HORIZON
  • 00:15 RADICAL MUSLIMS CHARGE THE ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:18 WITH BRAZEN DISREGARD.
  • 00:20 AS THE SUN SETS OVER CHRISTIAN EUROPE
  • 00:23 SLEEPING CHRISTIANS NEED TO WAKE UP
  • 00:26 NON-CHRISTIANS NEED TO GET UP
  • 00:28 AND MODERATE MUSLIMS NEED TO RISE UP.
  • 00:42 A HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:44 JEFFREY SEIF HERE,
  • 00:45 WITH MY FRIEND SANDRA LEVITT.
  • 00:46 SHALOM
  • 00:48 AND WELCOME BACK TO THE SERIES "BAD MOON RISING"
  • 00:50 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT EVILS IN THE WORLD JEFF.
  • 00:53 WHAT DO WE DO?
  • 00:54 WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN TO US?
  • 00:56 WELL, THAT'S A REALLY BIG QUESTION.
  • 00:59 YEAH, BUT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE SOME OF THE ANSWERS.
  • 01:02 RIGHT, I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE IN SO MANY WAYS.
  • 01:06 WE LIVE IN PRECARIOUS TIMES.
  • 01:08 I'M VERY CONCERNED WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING IN EUROPE
  • 01:12 AND ISLAMIC ENCROACHMENT ROUND ABOUT IN ISRAEL.
  • 01:16 AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE BETTER INFORMED.
  • 01:18 I'M MORE CONCERNED NOT THAT WE'RE NOT INFORMED...
  • 01:22 I DON'T THINK WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY RIGHT
  • 01:24 I DON'T THINK WE THINK THERE'S A THREAT AGAINST US AT ALL.
  • 01:27 I THINK IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE BIBLICAL TEXT WE'RE TOLD TO FIGHT THE FIGHT.
  • 01:33 THAT'S ONE KIND OF IMAGE THAT'S USED.
  • 01:34 AND WE'RE TOLD THAT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A WALK. >>RIGHT
  • 01:38 THE WORD "WALK" IN HEBREW "HOLECH" MEANS TO WALK.
  • 01:42 AND TO BE A JEW MEANS TO WALK THE WALK.
  • 01:44 IN AA MEETINGS PEOPLE SAY "YOU WALK THE WALK BUT DO YOU TALK THE TALK?"
  • 01:47 THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 01:49 AND I'M GLAD TO SEE WHEN PEOPLE RISE UP AND MOVE AND WALK AND GO.
  • 01:50 WE GOT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT IN GERMANY TODAY.
  • 01:53 AND THAT'S THE POINT IS THAT WE WANT TO STAND UP AND SAY, "HEY, WE COUNT."
  • 01:57 "THIS IS WHAT WE STAND FOR."
  • 01:59 "THIS IS WRONG, THIS IS RIGHT."
  • 02:00 "LET'S GET IT TOGETHER." >>THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 02:03 AND REALLY ITS WHERE WE'RE GOING.
  • 02:04 WE'RE GOING TO SEE REGULAR PEOPLE STANDING UP IN AN IRREGULAR WAY.
  • 02:07 RIGHT, WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE MARCH.
  • 02:09 HERE'S THE MARCH.
  • 02:18 (Jeff speaking) GATHERING IN ALLACH, GERMANY,
  • 02:21 MARCHERS PREPARE FOR THE FINAL LEG OF THE JOURNEY
  • 02:24 PINNING ON STARS AND PICKING UP FLAGS
  • 02:27 AS THEY GET READY FOR THEIR JOURNEY INTO THE DREADED AND INFAMOUS DACHAU.
  • 02:52 HE DIED FOR US.
  • 02:55 HE SPILLED HIS BLOOD.
  • 03:50 YES, I'M FROM GERMANY IN TUBINGEN.
  • 03:52 MY NAME IS YOCHANAN BEN YEHUDA
  • 03:55 IT'S SUCH A PRIVILEGE.
  • 03:58 HONORED.
  • 03:59 HONORED AND PRIVILEGED TO CARRY THE FLAG OF MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.
  • 04:03 IT'S OVERWHELMING.
  • 04:05 I WANT TO TAKE THE BURDEN OFF THIS NATION WHERE I'M CARRYING THE FLAG.
  • 04:10 I WANT TO IDENTIFY MYSELF REALLY WITH THIS JEWISH PEOPLE.
  • 04:15 (Woman speaking) I THANK GOD THAT I CAN WALK ON THIS MARCH
  • 04:19 BECAUSE I KNOW NORMALLY....
  • 04:24 I CAN'T DO THIS BECAUSE ALL THE SINS ARE ALSO IN MY HEART.
  • 04:28 IT TOUCHES ME AS A JEW IN THE DEEPEST PARTS OF MY HEART.
  • 04:32 IT'S A TREMENDOUS BLESSING.
  • 04:35 TO SEE THE GERMAN'S THEMSELVES WEAR THE SAME STAR THAT WOULD IDENTIFY US AS JEWS BACK IN THE HOLOCAUST.
  • 04:44 TO WEAR THIS YELLOW STAR, IT'S A PRIVILEGE...
  • 04:50 AND TO BE ABLE TO MARCH
  • 04:52 BOTH JEW AND GENTILE,
  • 04:54 ONE IN MESSIAH, WITH OUR GERMAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN YESHUA
  • 04:58 TO MAKE A STATEMENT TO THIS WORLD.
  • 05:01 TO BREAK THE COVER OF SILENCE OVER GERMANY.
  • 05:04 JUST SPEAK OUT, DO NOT BE SILENT ANY LONGER.
  • 05:08 IN MY FAMILY I HAVE TWO GRANDFATHERS,
  • 05:11 THEY WERE SOLDIERS IN THE WORLD WAR
  • 05:14 AND I ONLY KNEW ONE OF THEM AND HE NEVER SPOKE ABOUT THE WAR.
  • 05:18 AND I KNOW THAT HE DID VERY TERRIBLE THINGS.
  • 05:22 MY GRANDFATHER, HE WAS IN THE SS
  • 05:24 AND HIS BROTHER WAS MAYOR OF THE CITY
  • 05:27 AND HE WAS LOOKING FIRST TO GET ALL THE JEWISH PEOPLE OUT OF THE CITY
  • 05:34 AND SO HE WROTE A LETTER TO HITLER AND TOLD HIM,
  • 05:39 "I'M ONE OF THE FIRST CITIES IN GERMANY WITHOUT JEWS."
  • 05:45 AND SO IN THAT WAY HE ALSO ASKED HIM,
  • 05:49 "DO YOU WANT TO BE AN HONORED CITIZEN?"
  • 05:52 AND HITLER WROTE BACK AND HE SAID, "YES, I'D LOVE TO BE THAT"
  • 05:57 I SEE ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN MY FAMILY
  • 06:01 AND MY FAMILY WAS ALSO IN THE SS
  • 06:05 AND I KNOW ALL THE SIN AND ALL THE THINGS THAT WAS IN MY HOUSEHOLD.
  • 06:11 I CANNOT SAY THAT I WOULD HAVE NOT DONE ALL THE THINGS THAT MY FOREFATHERS HAS DONE,
  • 06:17 BUT I WOULDN'T DO THAT NOW. SO...
  • 06:21 I WANT TO PRAY FOR GERMANY.
  • 06:24 (Woman speaking) YOU KNOW THIS MORNING WHEN WE STARTED I JUST TOLD RAMONA,
  • 06:28 WE SAW THE POLICE AND I SAID,
  • 06:30 "IT'S TO REASON, WONDER IS IT, THEY HAVE TO CLOSE THE STREETS FOR US?"
  • 06:34 AND I SAID, "BUT I BELIEVE THE OTHER REASON'S ALSO TO PROTECT US"
  • 06:38 "BECAUSE OF STILL THE NAZI SPIRIT IN OUR LAND."
  • 06:42 OPEN YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR EYES TO WHAT THE LORD WANTS TO DO WITH GERMANY.
  • 06:47 I THINK I...I NEED GOD'S MERCY.
  • 06:52 I GUESS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO KNOW
  • 06:54 THAT THERE IS RECONCILIATION IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, YESHUA,
  • 06:57 THE HOPE OF THIS WORLD, THE PEACE OF THIS WORLD
  • 07:02 IS GOING TO BE FOUND IN JESUS, YESHUA HAMASHIACH.
  • 07:12 (Sandra speaking) OUR GERMAN PRODUCER, MATTHIAS
  • 07:14 STOPPED TO TALK WITH A COUPLE
  • 07:15 WHO WITNESSED THE ORIGINAL DEATH MARCH ALONG THIS VERY SAME ROAD.
  • 07:19 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 07:22 EVERY DAY THERE WAS THESE MARCHES
  • 07:24 BECAUSE FROM THE CAMP TO THE WORKING PLACES THERE WAS...
  • 07:29 THEY BRING IT.
  • 07:30 AND EVERY DAY OF PASSING BY HERE.
  • 07:34 AND AT FIRST IN THE BEGINNING THE PEOPLE ROUND HERE,
  • 07:39 THEY TRIED TO FEED THEM AND GIVE THEM SHOES AND SOME THINGS ELSE.
  • 07:43 BUT AFTER SOME DAYS THE SS, THEY MAKE A LINE SO THEY COULDN'T GO AND CONTACT THE PEOPLE.
  • 07:51 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 07:55 IT WAS HORRIBLE FOR HER.
  • 07:57 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 08:08 AT THE START SHE TRIED TO FEED THEM, TO PUT SOME BREAD ON THE STREET, "YOU CAN GRAB UP THAT",
  • 08:14 BUT THE SS STOPPED THEIR EFFORTS
  • 08:17 BECAUSE THE SS WANTED TO KILL THEM.
  • 08:20 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 08:29 THE SS CUT OFF THIS BY MAKING THEM FEAR TO BRING THEM IN DEATH CAMPS.
  • 08:56 THE WONDER
  • 09:02 THE BEAUTY
  • 09:09 THE SOUL OF THE HOLY LAND
  • 09:15 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL CALL:
  • 09:23 THAT'S ISRAEL.
  • 09:24 THERE'S JUST ANOTHER REASON TO GO SEE ISRAEL.
  • 09:26 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
  • 09:28 AND I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS AND I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 09:30 WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPERSED FOR 2000 YEARS AND COME HOME AGAIN TO THEIR LAND?
  • 09:36 NONE.
  • 09:37 THERE ARE NONE IN THE WORLD.
  • 09:38 ISRAEL IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT HAS THEIR HOMELAND AGAIN.
  • 09:41 1948, THEY'RE A STATE, THEY COME HOME, YOU NEED TO SEE ISRAEL.
  • 09:45 YAD VASHEM HAS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AND MUSEUMS IN THE WHOLE WORLD JEFF
  • 09:52 AND WE NEED TO SEE IT.
  • 09:54 AND I SEE THAT YOU'VE GOT A YELLOW STAR JUDE THING ON YOU.
  • 09:57 YES, ITS NOT EASY TO WEAR AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 10:00 HITLER MADE JEWS WEAR THIS AS AN IDENTIFYING MARK.
  • 10:04 AND THESE MARCHERS FROM TUBINGEN PUT IT ON.
  • 10:08 THEY REALLY WANTED TO IDENTIFY WITH THE JEWS.
  • 10:10 CAN YOU IMAGINE PUTTING IT ON AND SAYING,
  • 10:13 "I AM SUPPORTING THIS"?
  • 10:15 I MEAN THEY LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING.
  • 10:17 RIGHT AND I'M SO THRILLED BECAUSE
  • 10:18 THESE ARE GERMANS FROM TUBINGEN.
  • 10:21 THE UNIVERSITY OF TUBINGEN
  • 10:23 WAS ARGUABLY THE MOST VERITABLY ANTI-SEMITIC UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD.
  • 10:28 IN FACT, GEHARD KITTLE, A FAMOUS THEOLOGIAN PRINTED IN ENGLISH WAS A PROFESSOR THERE.
  • 10:35 AND LET ME RANT FOR A SECOND.
  • 10:38 TODAY IN EVANGELICAL PASTOR'S STUDIES
  • 10:42 KITTLE'S THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IS ARGUABLE THE MOST OFT USED AND FAMOUS.
  • 10:48 WHAT'S PROBLEMATIC ABOUT THAT IS GERHARDT KITTLE WAS A NAZI THEOLOGIAN.
  • 10:53 AND NOT JUST A THEOLOGIAN, HE WAS HITLER'S LEAD DOG
  • 10:57 THAT GAVE THEOLOGICAL CREDENCE TO HITLER'S "FINAL SOLUTION".
  • 11:02 ROBERT ERIKSON, PUBLISHED UNDER YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS,
  • 11:05 "THEOLOGIANS UNDER HITLER" AND DID THE EXPOSÉ.
  • 11:09 TO ME ITS PROBLEMATIC THAT AMERICANS TOLERATE THAT.
  • 11:12 AND WHY DO PEOPLE DO IT?
  • 11:14 BECAUSE THEY DON'T SPEAK UP.
  • 11:16 THEY SAY HE'S SO VERY SMART
  • 11:17 AND SO VERY INSIGHTFUL.
  • 11:19 NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT HE'S A NAZI.
  • 11:21 UGH!
  • 11:23 ITS THAT VEIL OF SILENCE.
  • 11:24 PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO SAY ANYTHING.
  • 11:26 IT'S BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT.
  • 11:28 IT'S NOT STANDING UP AND SAYING,
  • 11:29 "THIS IS WRONG AND THIS IS RIGHT".
  • 11:31 WHY CAN'T WE DO THAT?
  • 11:33 WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID TO STAND UP?
  • 11:35 I DON'T KNOW.
  • 11:36 BUT YOU'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TEACHING AT THE CREMATORIUM
  • 11:38 AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I REALLY DO DREAD.
  • 11:42 HERE'S JEFF AT THE CREMATORIUM.
  • 11:57 ADOLPH HITLER SAID THAT THE JEWS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING 2 PARTICULAR PLAGUES INTO THE WORLD.
  • 12:02 ONE WAS CIRCUMCISION AND THE OTHER WAS CONSCIENCE.
  • 12:06 APPARENTLY ADOLPH HITLER HAD A PROBLEM WITH CONSCIENCE.
  • 12:11 THAT WOULDN'T COME AS A SURPRISE TO ANY OF US NOW WOULD IT?
  • 12:14 I'M PARTICULARLY REMINDED OF THAT STANDING HERE BEFORE A CREMATORIUM
  • 12:19 WHERE BODIES WERE PLACED ON THESE STRETCHERS IF YOU IF WILL
  • 12:23 AND ROLLED INTO THESE OVENS WHERE THEY WERE INCINERATED.
  • 12:30 HERE I AM AT DACHAU AND HERE I AM PARTICULARLY
  • 12:34 AT THE PLACE WHERE SO MANY BODIES WERE JUST TORCHED INTO OBLIVION.
  • 12:40 ADJACENT TO THIS AREA IS THE GAS CHAMBERS.
  • 12:44 I WAS JUST WALKING THROUGH THERE BEFORE COMING HERE.
  • 12:47 ITS TRAGIC ISN'T IT?
  • 12:49 HITLER SAID, "YES, ONE OF THE PLAGUES THAT THE JEWS BROUGHT THE WORLD WAS CONSCIENCE."
  • 13:01 IN BIBLICAL LITERATURE THERE WAS A JEWISH RABBI NAMED PAUL WHO WROTE TO THE CORINTHIANS ONCE
  • 13:08 AND HE SAID IN THE 13TH CHAPTER, THE 3RD VERSE,
  • 13:17 THE EXPRESSION, "GIVING A BODY TO BE BURNED"
  • 13:19 WAS SOMETHING HE WAS ACCOMMODATING TO HIS CULTURE.
  • 13:22 JEWS DIDN'T GIVE THEIR BODIES TO BE BURNED.
  • 13:24 JEWS DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THIS IS A WAY OF FINISHING UP LIFE.
  • 13:28 INASMUCH AS HUMANS CAME FROM THE EARTH,
  • 13:30 THE BELIEF WAS THAT THE MOST DIGNIFIED WAY TO SAY GOODBYE
  • 13:35 WOULD BE TO DEPOSIT SOMEONE IN THE EARTH FROM WHICH THEY CAME.
  • 13:39 BUT HERE THERE WAS NO DIGNITY IN JEWISH LIFE,
  • 13:41 THERE WAS NO DIGNITY IN JEWISH DEATH.
  • 13:43 AND SO JEWS WERE SHOVELED OFF INTO THESE OVENS.
  • 14:00 (Sandra speaking) FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE OF WORLD WAR II
  • 14:02 THERE WERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEATH.
  • 14:04 PETER LOTH CAME TO EXPERIENCE A DARKNESS PERHAPS WORSE THAN DEATH
  • 14:07 WHEN HE WAS TAKEN TO A SO-CALLED RESEARCH CENTER.
  • 14:10 IT ALL STARTED WITH HIS BIRTH IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP.
  • 14:14 REALLY IT BEGAN IN MARCH 1943
  • 14:17 WHEN MY MOTHER WAS ARRESTED BY THE GESTAPO
  • 14:20 AND PUT INSTANTLY WITHOUT A TRIAL, WITHOUT ASKING ANYTHING,
  • 14:24 IN A DEATH CAMP AND SHE WAS PREGNANT.
  • 14:27 THE REASON I SURVIVED, BECAUSE STUTTHOF NO CHILD SURVIVED,
  • 14:31 THEY TOOK ME FOR THE RESEARCH CENTER... AND THEY EXPERIMENT ON ME.
  • 14:36 IN 1945 A LOT OF KILLING AND MASSACRE TOOK IN STUTTHOF
  • 14:40 BECAUSE THEY WANT TO EXTERMINATE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
  • 14:43 BUT THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME SO THEY PUT US IN A TRAIN
  • 14:47 AND WE WENT TOWARDS AUSCHWITZ
  • 14:51 AND THAT'S HOW WE WERE LIBERATED BY THE RUSSIANS AND POLES,
  • 14:55 THAT THE WOMEN'S TRIES RUNNING AWAY FROM THE RUSSIANS AND FROM THE GERMANS
  • 14:59 AND THERE WAS A POLISH LADY IN THAT TRAIN STATION
  • 15:02 AND MY MOTHER WENT TO HER SAYS, "TAKE THIS CHILD I CAN'T RUN WITH HIM."
  • 15:08 AND SHE SAID "YES, I WILL TAKE IT."
  • 15:09 SO SHE GIVE HER THE PAPERS AND SHE TOOK ME
  • 15:12 AND FOR ABOUT A COUPLE YEARS EVERYTHING WAS GOOD.
  • 15:15 BUT THEN THE RUSSIANS CAME AND THEY ASK FOR PAPERS OF THE CHILDREN
  • 15:19 AND MY PAPERS WERE GERMAN.
  • 15:22 AND SO INSTANTLY THEY TOOK ME AWAY FROM HER AND THEY PUT ME IN THE PRISONS.
  • 15:27 AND THEY TOOK ME TO THE ORPHANAGE
  • 15:28 AND THAT'S WHERE WE BECOME SLAVES AND RAPED US AND BEAT US
  • 15:33 AND BY THE TIME AGE OF 14 I HAVE SIX RECTAL OPERATIONS.
  • 15:37 SO THAT SHOWS YOU HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE TO BE REALLY RAPED TO BE...
  • 15:42 TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF OPERATIONS, YOU KNOW.
  • 15:44 AND THERE WAS A YOUNG LITTLE GIRL WITH ME, LIKE ME.
  • 15:47 AND I SAW, WITNESS WITH MY EYES, WHEN 4 OR 5 MEN WAS RAPING HER AND BEATING HER
  • 15:53 AND THEN THEY TOOK THE BOYS AND DID THE SAME THING.
  • 15:56 IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO SEE OR EVEN TALK ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW.
  • 15:59 BECAUSE ITS TOO EMOTIONAL.
  • 16:02 EVEN TODAY I CAN'T EVEN HARDLY TALK ABOUT IT.
  • 16:04 IMAGINE AS A CHILD NOT TO HAVE SOMEONE TO LOVE,
  • 16:09 NOT TO HAVE...NO ONE TO CARE FOR YOU.
  • 16:11 YOU DON'T KNOW HOW READ OR WRITE.
  • 16:13 ONLY THING YOU KNOW...WORK AND SOMEBODY RAPING YOU.
  • 16:17 THAT'S ALL THERE WAS IN MY LIFE TIL WAS AGE OF 15.
  • 16:21 I WOULD SAY 1992 AFTER THE HURRICANE ANDREW
  • 16:23 I WORKED IN MIAMI AND I WORKED FOR MIAMI METROZOO.
  • 16:27 AND THIS YESHUA ACTUALLY APPEARED TO ME.
  • 16:31 MOST PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE BUT IT HAPPENED...APPEARED TO ME
  • 16:35 AND HE SAID, "COME, FOLLOW ME."
  • 16:37 AND I SAID, "BUT I'M NOT A SPEAKER AND I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH GOOD."
  • 16:41 "I'VE GOT THIS ACCENT" ...YOU KNOW... "JUST FOLLOW ME."
  • 16:45 AND HE SAID "FOLLOW ME."
  • 16:47 I SAID, "I CAN'T".
  • 16:48 AND THEN HE EXPLAINED TO ME WHY.
  • 16:50 "I ASK THOUSANDS OF YOU JEWS TO SPEAK AND THEY SAID 'NO'."
  • 16:55 SO THEN I UNDERSTOOD WHAT THAT MEANT WHEN HE ASKED THOUSANDS BEFORE AND THEY SAID NO,
  • 17:03 SO I SAID "YES, I WILL DO IT."
  • 17:11 (Jeff speaking) "MY GOD!",
  • 17:14 SO THEY MUST HAVE WONDERED, "WHAT HAPPENED HERE?"
  • 17:17 THE EMOTION RAN HIGH THAT DAY AS HUNDREDS POURED INTO THIS INFAMOUS DEATH CAMP
  • 17:23 AND THEY CAME WITH THE WORD OF LIFE TO A VANQUISHED PEOPLE
  • 17:28 PRINCIPALLY TO REMIND MODERNS THAT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP, WE HAVE TO SPEAK UP.
  • 17:33 I SPOKE WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS,
  • 17:35 SOME WASHED MY FEET IN FACT IN THE CHURCH SERVICE A FEW NIGHTS BEFORE.
  • 17:38 THE SONS OF STORM TROOPERS SAID "PLEASE FORGIVE THE SINS OF MY PARENTS."
  • 17:45 AND THEIR HEARTS BLED AS THEY CONSIDERED THE PAST.
  • 17:49 AND AS THEY WANTED TO STAND TOGETHER TO GIVE A WARNING TO THOSE LOOKING AT THE FUTURE,
  • 17:53 THAT IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER THE PAST THERE'S OTHER CAMPS
  • 17:57 AND OTHER WAYS OF ANNIHILATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING,
  • 18:01 AND AS WE TAKE THOUGHT TO THE FACT THAT INDEED THERE MAY WELL BE A "BAD MOON RISING".
  • 18:09 (Sandra speaking) WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH PASTOR JOBST
  • 18:11 AND TINA, HIS TRANSLATOR
  • 18:13 TO GET THEIR THOUGHTS AND FIND OUT WHAT WAS MEANINGFUL FOR THEM AS THEY ENTERED INTO DACHAU.
  • 18:19 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:26 "FOR ME THE MARCH GOING FROM ALLACH TO DACHAU"
  • 18:28 "WAS THE MOST SPIRITUALLY INTENSE EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD."
  • 18:32 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:34 "WE'VE DONE SEVERAL OF THESE MARCHES BEFORE."
  • 18:36 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:39 "THE LONGEST BEING FROM BERLIN TO MOSCOW,"
  • 18:41 "THAT WAS 2000 KILOMETERS."
  • 18:43 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:44 "AND ONCE WE WERE WALKING THROUGH THE AREA EFFECTED BY CHERNOBYL"
  • 18:47 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:49 "AND THEY WERE ALWAYS VERY SPECIAL TIMES."
  • 18:51 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:53 "AND WE WERE ALSO VERY CHALLENGED THROUGH THEM."
  • 18:55 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 18:57 "BUT THIS MARCH HAD SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT IT".
  • 18:59 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:03 "THE ONE THING WAS THAT THE GLORY AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD"
  • 19:06 "WAS THERE IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY."
  • 19:07 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:14 "BUT THEN WHEN WE WALKING FROM ALLACH TO DACHAU"
  • 19:16 "WE TOOK THE FLAGS, WE WERE WEARING THE YELLOW STARS."
  • 19:19 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:21 "THERE WAS AN INTERESTING MIXTURE."
  • 19:22 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:26 "THE ONE THING WAS THE PAIN, THE BROKENNESS,"
  • 19:28 "WHY WE WENT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE,"
  • 19:30 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:33 "AND OUR IDENTIFICATION WITH THE DEATH"
  • 19:35 "OF MILLIONS OF JEWS."
  • 19:36 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:40 "BUT ON THE OTHER HAND IT WAS LIKE A QUIET JOY."
  • 19:42 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:44 "A FREEDOM."
  • 19:45 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:46 "LIKE A FAMILY WALKING TOGETHER."
  • 19:48 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:49 "A COMMON IDENTITY THAT WE HAVE."
  • 19:51 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 19:53 "AND I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE."
  • 19:55 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:01 "WE ENTERED THROUGH THE GATE INTO THE CAMP"
  • 20:03 "AND THEN WE HAD ARRANGED BEFOREHAND"
  • 20:05 THAT WE WOULD RECITE KADDISH TOGETHER."
  • 20:07 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:10 "AND BY THAT TIME IT WASN'T QUITE SURE YET"
  • 20:12 "WHETHER WE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO THAT AT THE MONUMENT"
  • 20:15 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:17 "BUT VERY SPONTANEOUSLY WE HAD RECEIVED THE PRIVILEGE TO DO SO."
  • 20:20 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:27 "AND THEN WE HAD ARRANGED PREVIOUSLY"
  • 20:29 "THAT SOME OF OUR LEADERS WOULD TAKE THE PHOTOGRAPHS"
  • 20:31 "OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAD PERISHED IN THE HOLOCAUST."
  • 20:35 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:39 "AND EVERYONE OF THEM HAD ONE OR TWO PICTURES"
  • 20:41 "AND THEY WERE STANDING THERE AT THE MEMORIAL."
  • 20:44 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:46 "AND EVEN WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN THE PHOTOS"
  • 20:47 "THEY BROKE DOWN WEEPING."
  • 20:49 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:51 "IDENTIFY"
  • 20:52 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 20:55 "AND FOR EXAMPLE, PETER WAS THERE."
  • 20:56 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:00 "AND HE RECEIVED CERTAIN PICTURES FROM AN AMERICAN GUEST"
  • 21:04 "THAT HE HAD WANTED TO LOOK AFTER DURING THE MARCH."
  • 21:06 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:08 "HE JUST SAW THE PICTURES AND BROKE DOWN."
  • 21:09 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:11 THEN WHEN THEY HAD RECITED KADDISH,"
  • 21:13 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:16 "THAT HAPPENED EVERYWHERE"
  • 21:18 "WITH ALL OF THE GERMAN PARTICIPANTS WHO WERE THERE."
  • 21:19 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:22 "BROKENNESS, IDENTIFICATION AND REPENTANCE."
  • 21:24 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:26 "AND WHILE THAT WAS HAPPENING.."
  • 21:27 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:29 "I BELIEVE SOMETHING HAPPENED IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM"
  • 21:31 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:34 "AFTERWARDS I SAW FRIENDS AND STAFF MEMBERS FROM OUR CHURCH."
  • 21:37 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:43 "THEY WERE LAYING ON THE GROUND,"
  • 21:44 "STRETCHED OUT BEFORE THE MEMORIAL WEEPING"
  • 21:47 "LIKE I'VE NEVER SEEN THEM WEEP BEFORE."
  • 21:49 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:51 "AND THEN I WENT UP TO THEM AND SAID,"
  • 21:52 "IS EVERYTHING OKAY? CAN I HELP YOU?"
  • 21:54 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:55 "AND HE SAID, NO, IT'S ALRIGHT."
  • 21:57 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 21:58 "AND LATER HE CAME TO ME."
  • 22:00 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 22:02 "AND HE SAID, IT WAS JUST WEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS DROPPING OFF HIS SHOULDERS THERE."
  • 22:05 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 22:06 "AND HE WAS SMILING AT ME."
  • 22:08 (SPEAKING GERMAN)
  • 22:09 "SAYING, THIS WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME IN LIFE."
  • 22:15 ♪(Piano playing)♪
  • 24:23 THOSE SCENES ARE SO WRITTEN IN MY HEART AND IN MY MIND JEFF.
  • 24:28 I CANNOT GET THEM OUT OF MY MIND.
  • 24:31 TO THINK PEOPLE WENT THROUGH WHAT
  • 24:34 THEY WENT THROUGH IN THIS HOLOCAUST.
  • 24:36 I CANNOT IMAGINE ANYONE DENYING
  • 24:38 THAT SUCH AN EVENT EVEN HAPPENED.
  • 24:41 I CAN'T EVEN FATHOM THAT.
  • 24:42 WELL, THAT'S THE WORLD'S WORST INSULT. >>RIGHT
  • 24:46 THIS IS LIKE A WOMAN WHO IS ON A RAPE TRIAL.
  • 24:50 SHE'S BEING RAPED BUT THEN THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY
  • 24:52 IS COMING IN DENYING THE EXPERIENCE ITSELF. >>RIGHT
  • 24:55 WHICH CAUSES MANY TO LIVE IN A VEIL OF SILENCE
  • 24:59 CAUSE ITS NOT WORTH TELLING THE STORY.
  • 25:02 BUT TELL THE STORY WE MUST.
  • 25:05 BAD MOON RISING ENDEAVORS TO LOOK AT THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
  • 25:10 IN THE HOPE OF HAVING SOME EFFECT ON THE FUTURE.
  • 25:14 AND WHY DON'T YOU JOIN US IN BEING PROACTIVE IN ADMINISTRATING THE FUTURE.
  • 25:19 I BELIEVE THAT BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN GOOD PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING.
  • 25:27 WE WANT TO GET THE STORY OUT.
  • 25:28 WE WANT TO GET THE STORY STRAIGHT.
  • 25:31 WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE FACTS OF THE PAST AND THE PRESENT AND BE PROACTIVE WITH THE FUTURE.
  • 25:37 AND WE NEED TO GET INTO THE WORD.
  • 25:39 WE NEED TO GET ON OUR HANDS AND KNEES
  • 25:40 AND THANK GOD THAT HE LOVED US ENOUGH
  • 25:42 TO SEND HIS SON FOR US.
  • 25:43 YES >>REALLY AND TRULY WE NEED TO PRAY.
  • 25:46 TO LOVE HIM FOR DOING.
  • 25:49 THE WORD "LOVE" AS IN "TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD",
  • 25:53 THE V'AHAVTA ET ADONAI ELOHECA, "TO LOVE THE LORD".
  • 25:58 THE VERB "AHAV" IN HEBREW MEANS "TO DO GOOD ON BEHALF OF".
  • 26:03 ITS NOT SIMPLY SENTIMENT. >>RIGHT, RIGHT.
  • 26:05 A LOT OF PEOPLE, "YES, I LOVE JESUS"...
  • 26:08 BUT WE HAVE TO RATCHET IT UP AND DO SOMETHING, NOT JUST FEEL SOMETHING.
  • 26:13 IN FACT, THAT'S WHY I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THE TUBINGEN CHURCH.
  • 26:17 WE'VE OBSERVED THEM BEING ACTORS IN HISTORY AND TO ME THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 26:23 AND THEY REALLY ARE.
  • 26:24 THEY ARE STANDING UP AND SAYING,
  • 26:26 "WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE".
  • 26:28 AND THAT...BOY, THAT REALLY JUST MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE.
  • 26:32 THEY'RE A MODEL TO US ALL.
  • 26:33 THEY REALLY ARE.
  • 26:34 AND LET US REMEMBER THAT.
  • 26:36 LET'S PRAY AND LET'S.... GOD BLESS AMERICA.
  • 26:38 "SHA' ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM"
  • 26:41 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 26:46 OUR OFFER ON THIS PROGRAM:

Bonus Material

Episodes in this series

  1. When Darkness Once Prevailed
  2. Out of the Darkness
  3. Dark Night of the Soul
  4. Bright Lights in a Darkened World
  5. The Darkness That Nearly Engulfed Us
  6. Letting the Sun Shine
  7. A Star That Breaks Through the Darkness
  8. Heavenly Light From Hellish Darkness

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