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Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz
AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA

Posted on 07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT by Kartographer

NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot.

The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side.

His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post.

The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" — yes, thank you — and let Jerzy and Cyla out of the death camp and into freedom.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; daring; escape; former; inmate; recalls
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"And that's what evil does, forces us down paths we would have otherwise not had followed."
1 posted on 07/20/2010 10:33:09 AM PDT by Kartographer
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Sounds like Midnight Express.

Without Oliver Stone.


2 posted on 07/20/2010 10:37:18 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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Made me realize that may be a likely scenario for the elderly or disabled trying to escape an ObamaCare Hospice Center.


3 posted on 07/20/2010 10:38:11 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Kartographer

Just reading those few lines had my heart stopped.


4 posted on 07/20/2010 10:41:08 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Kartographer

Occasionally I’ll do something that makes me think that I
am brave. Then I read something like this.


5 posted on 07/20/2010 10:46:18 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I’m learning how to hack....so I can change my medical records...They’re not gonna get me before my time.


6 posted on 07/20/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Kartographer

Wow. Go to the comments on this article. Slavering Jew-hatred. Unbelievable. Anti-Semitism is alive, well,and festering.


7 posted on 07/20/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT by squarebarb
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BUMP for read later


8 posted on 07/20/2010 11:08:19 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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What an amazing story. Thanks very much for posting.

To all, read the entire article, it's very moving.

9 posted on 07/20/2010 11:11:13 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sacajaweau

Sounds like 1934 Germany to me. How about you?


10 posted on 07/20/2010 11:16:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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....I wish the press would do less Holocaust stories and a LOT more stories about the peril that Israel faces today...Islam has made no secret that they would kill every Jew in that country if they could...I have no doubt that they will nuke the Jews just as soon as they can....the only Jewish voice that I hear sounding the warning is my hero David Horowitz...meanwhile influencial Jews in business and entertainment keep touting Obama who loves Islam.


11 posted on 07/20/2010 11:21:02 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: colorado tanker

At the end of the story I was thinking about a line from Fiddler on the Roof.

The father asks.....if a bird and fish get married where will they live.

The dilemma continues to this day for some families.


12 posted on 07/20/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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1. She winked at him first time she saw him.

2. Couldn’t wait till he came for her at their designated meeting place after the war.

3. Met a new man on the train and married him.

4. Wanted him to leave his wife and family for her after Hubby #1 died.

5. Refused to correspond after he was faithful to his commitment to his wife.

Sounds like the guy lucked out by not marrying her. He’s lucky he didn’t get killed saving her life. She’d have boo-hoo’d a day or two and taken up with a new guy very shortly.


13 posted on 07/20/2010 11:39:21 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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Really id like to see the same holocaust stories,, with an occaisional line reminding the reader that the deadly mentality is still alive and well in the would of islam.


14 posted on 07/20/2010 11:48:24 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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An excellent movie: The Black Book, based on a true story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIklvGsU7bM


15 posted on 07/20/2010 11:48:52 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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Of course it’s fiction, but I’ve often wondered about how different life would have turned out for the daughter who married the radical than for the people who made it to America. And did the daughter who married the gentile also decide to leave for America eventually? Had they stayed in Poland . . . .


16 posted on 07/20/2010 11:54:57 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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Wow! I am just such a chicken, I cannot imagine doing something like this. I had butterflies in my stomach just reading about his feat. Such a stand-up guy, too, that he would not leave his wife when they reconnected years later. God bless him.


17 posted on 07/20/2010 11:55:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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You know,, it’s tacky to say. But i had similar thoughts. I’ll give her some benefit of the doubt for how she acted in a nazi death camp. Ill even forgive the missed meeting point thing because that was a fact of life in the collapse of WWII Europe.

But the whole “leave your wife and kids” thing,,,, thats a woman he was lucky not to wind up with. She showed no class whatsoever.


18 posted on 07/20/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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Go to the comments on this article.

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Oh, dear, I am so glad I did not read them. How could anyone feel anything but admiration for this man after reading this?


19 posted on 07/20/2010 11:57:09 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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But the whole “leave your wife and kids” thing,,,,

&&
Yes, I was sorry to read that part, too. I think he was better off, also.


20 posted on 07/20/2010 12:00:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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