I am expecting to meet two people today before the tour of the camp that understand the difference between want and need – and also understand duty, honor, compassion and faith. One is a little old lady who just wanted to tell her story. She wanted no credit, no pats on the back, no money, no glory, no nothing – except to be heard. She was even hesitant to have her picture taken – which explains why many of our pictures of her came out like this:
She saved her first Jewish person when she was just 16. Jewish people were only allowed to eat under 300 calories a day, that’s equal to a little more than a bottle of soda. When a hungry Jewish child begged her for food, she told her to meet her the next day. She could have been killed for helping. But did it anyway – and fed many hungry, starving Jews, saving their lives.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg….