The atrocities that were revealed to have happened shortly after the liberation of thousands of Jews of Europe shocked the civilized world. How could anyone do to another person what the German Hierarchy had done to the Jews, Catholics, Homosexuals, Elderly, Sick and mentally/physically infirm people? Singled out above all were the Jewish of Europe.
Kazimierz Smoleń survived the death camp and spent the rest of his life making sure that people didn’t forget what happened during World War II.
To survive was an amazing feat in itself but he lived to be 92 years old (we lost him in 2012). A chance at a second lifetime. I say a second lifetime because Kazimierz Smoleń didn’t know if he would live through the death camp. He dedicated himself to sharing with the world. Bringing out the harsh realities from the shadows and into the light with the hope of ending this type of darkness that live in men’s hearts.
Our world is plagued by people like Hitler, Goebbels and Mengele. We have daesh who propose they are keeping the word of their God, they are NOT. The warlords in Africa who wipe out entire villages of people like locusts in a wheat field. These groups kill for made up reasons justified by themselves as the right thing. Hitler and his henchmen had that same ideas. Now in the Middle East we have shells of cities because of daesh.
Kazimierz Smoleń lived and died trying to change the world in a good and positive way. Let us all believe what he believed. That goodness does exists. That the evil in this world perpetrated by selfish, ego driven, imbecilic morons will not last much longer. That the people who are victims of these destructive idiots will find the salvation that Mr. Kazimierz Smoleń found that day when Auschwitz was freed.
Kazimierz Smoleń I will always remember you and your bravery in the face of evil!
It has been a bad several weeks for celebrities. Too many passing these days.
Eagles alumnae Glenn Frey died today of complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was way too young at 67 years old. People were shocked by the fact that RA could have caused his death. He died of Pneumonia and ulcerative colitis which were complications of his Rheumatoid Arthritis and the treatment for the disease.
It is always shocking when someone dies so young. RA is a complicated and destructive disease. If the disease doesn’t get you the treatments might. Many have succumbed to issues from the treatment that may range from lymphoma to organ failure. An RA patient is vulnerable to colds, infections and bacteria because the method of treatment is to suppress the immune system so it doesn’t attack the body. I read many comments regarding his treatment saying ‘if the medicines could have killed him why would he take them?’. The answer is a sad one. It’s the difference between not being able to walk. The fact that your costal joints might be inflamed making it hard to breath or the mere fact of being in excruciating pain all of the time.
He didn’t look sick but he was very ill. There are many illnesses out there where a person looks fine but that is what they want you to see. Inside the world is ending one day at a time and all that person wants is to be pain-free.
Glenn’s music will live on forever bringing him to people’s minds. Rest easy RA Warrior!
This morning I heard that David Bowie died. I immediately went to Labyrinth. What a great movie and he was perfect as the Goblin King! I imagine with most people he will be remembered for his songs.
I will never forget when I saw him sing Little Drummer Boy with Bing Crosby on the The Crosby Family Christmas Special. It was a performance that stayed with me. David’s passing made me think about when Elvis died. Everyone asks the question…”Do you remember what you were doing or where your were when Elvis died?” Same could be said of John Lennon’s passing. Don McClean sang about the day the music died about Buddy Holly.
My answer isn’t profound in any of their deaths. When I first heard of David Bowie’s death I was sitting at my desk at work. It was a Monday. It was cold. A talented man was called home and those who love music were moved.