Skip to comments.Mel Gibson Has Been Quietly Working to Help Holocaust Survivors
Posted on 03/18/2017 4:35:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Mel Gibson is doing a mitzvah.
The Hacksaw Ridge director, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.
Zane Buzby, the founder of the Survivor Mitzvah Project, recently told Extra that her charity helps bring emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter and we always bring them friendship and hope...
Gibson quickly responded to the mission of the Survivor Mitzvah Project after the charity approached him to see if hed like to get involved.
He has been an avid supporter of this organization for a few years now and doesnt just write a check...
He has been to the office and personally learned about the mission and the people helped on an ongoing basis. Hes also helped raise additional funds by getting others involved. Mel feels great compassion for what this organization does. And he doesnt publicly promote most of his philanthropy but quietly helps out.
As for the directors contribution, Buzby said, Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, its remarkable. I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around
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Mel himself has been attacked unfairly and called an anti-Semite. He isn't. His film about Jesus isn't an attack on Judaism.
God bless this man. And may we all love our neighbors.
Mel Gibson is an ass when drunk. I don’t think he’d dispute that.
That said, his anti-Semitic rant they are referring to, was like his fourth try to find something offensive to say at the officer that was annoying him. Hardly a sign of any deeply held beliefs...
he was drunk blind and he said something he probably wouldn’t have remembered.
Just an observer, Cucks. Nobody under the age of 40 gives two sh*ts about anything that happened in WWII.
Most people under the age of forty have never even heard of WW2.
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If you are accurate that “Nobody under the age of 40 gives two sh*ts about anything that happened in WWII”, that fact is a reflection of the abysmal work of the public education system.
Learning from history is essential if we are not going to repeat the mistakes of the past and repeat the successes thereof. Learning from history is one Reagan said we are only a generation away from losing freedom.
They ought to care or ought to be taught to care. Or things will get worse.
Gee, I’m surprised you stopped just short of saying that the Holocaust never happened.
Yeah, for a troll that was some pretty low-hanging fruit, but guess what? There are plenty of folks right AROUND the age of 40, such as myself, who are nevertheless old enough to have had neighbours with arm-number tattoos.
If that makes me a ‘genuflector’, guilty as charged, sir.
I also have absolutely *zilch* in the way of regrets about it.
You’re correct, it is a product of the public ed system. Anecdotal case in point - I homeschooled three kids until finances dictated otherwise. My son went to D.C. yesterday as part of a school trip, visit included the holocaust museum. He came home and lamented the fact that he was the only one who knew the facts before crossing the threshold. Not the first time one of my kids have come home and told me that they are very different in knowledge, specific to this subject as well as generally historic.
A lack of knowledge or a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, or at least it handicaps you from getting ahead in the world.
Your son went prepared and understood what he saw. Good job of parenting and educating.
Hope he continues to set a good example for his fellow classmates.
I’m not sure how, movies?, or probably my daughters read “The Diary of Anne Frank” - but they knew about the Holocaust at a young age - sixth grade???
I recall one of them gave a report on it and a bunch of the kids were saying there was no way it was true. “You can’t just murder 14 million people!” Etc. (Granted they were 6th or 7th graders.) The teacher obviously back up my daughter.
In later years in school they learned a lot about it.
We visited D.C. and spent about 6 hours at the Holocaust museum - my 18 year-old daughters (twins) wanted more time!
I think that a lot of the trouble with public education is when the parents aren’t involved at all. Yes they push their liberal crap, and I even thought some of the Holocaust/ NAZI Germany stuff came across as some sort of liberal re-education thing. Maybe it was, and we are seeing their fruits now with so many people saying how Trump is “just like Hitler”.
>I recall one of them gave a report on it and a bunch of the kids were saying there was no way it was true. You cant just murder 14 million people! Etc. (Granted they were 6th or 7th graders.) The teacher obviously back up my daughter.
Generally speaking the Nazis didn’t outright murder 14 million people. For the most part they worked as slaves in horrible conditions and didn’t supply them enough food in to kill them, much like the soviet gulag system. The Nazi’s fully intended to kill them but for the most part is was killing them slowly and getting labor out the people’s they were exterminating. However, after the war the left realized that Nazi methods were too much like the ongoing mass murder machine that was the soviet gulag. So a narrative was generated that most of the people died in gas chambers to protect the soviets and to heighten the evilness of the Nazis. As of right now there is only 3 camps identified as death camps equipped with death chambers but they only killed a faction the people murders by the Nazis.
The truth is no one outright murders 10 of millions of people. It’s just too damn expensive compared to starving people to death. So the kids where right and we’re still repeating Soviet propaganda on the issue 70 years later.
That's why Gen. Eisenhower directed Army photographers and film makers to DOCUMENT various Camp's Liberation. He correctly stated at the time that at some point in the future people will WANT TO forget or will be ignorant about this period in history. It is the Baby Boomers in Hollywood indeed who have produced many films and mini-series’ about WWII since and including “Saving Private Ryan”. Due to the fact that people have stopped reading or learning about modern history (let alone ancient history) they have taken it upon themselves to produce these historical films which is a great idea anyway.
Liberal scum Hollywood set mel up because he’s his own man and speaks his mind and doesnt have to follow the stinkin liberal rot that controls hollywood
My nine year old son loves to read children’s books about WWII. He is currently reading a Scholastic book about a young pow and is ways giving me updates on what is happening to the main character.
There were different types of camps (labor, extermination), and at the entrance of some those deemed unfit to work (elderly, small children) were separated and killed immediately.
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In a sense, though most people would consider slave labor under starvation conditions murder. But outright killing would be expensive, primarily in the cost of badly needed labor.
Most historians recognize six death camps, some eight. With upwards of 3 million victims. Throw in the Einsatzgruppen, essentially a mobile death camp, you've got over 2 million more deaths. Not insignificant. I don't think Nazi evil needs to be heightened.
Wait a minute. The Holocaust happened more than half a century ago. How many survivors are still in need of aid? It’s not like they just liberated the camps, is it.
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