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....she goes to our small church and gave her testimony today. born in berlin in 1932, put into orphanages at a young age, beaten and raped throughout, patted on the head by hiter himself after being chosen by the orphanage to greet him, living on the steets when the russians overtook berlin (and watched them cut open pregnant woment with swords and spill out their dying babies on the street), married a serviceman in '58 and ended up herein the states.

it was a blessing to hear from someone who was a witness to this history, although a terrible one unfortunately. these people are disappearing, and soon it will all just be the recordings they leave behind that describe what took place.
 

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We need to listen to these people that have seen what can happen when a society goes off the rails due to ignorance and screened facts..
 
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I knew a guy(now deceased) who was a Pearl Harbour when it was attacked by the Japanese and another who was at Normandy on D Day.
 

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I knew a guy(now deceased) who was a Pearl Harbour when it was attacked by the Japanese and another who was at Normandy on D Day.
My grandfather was in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked.
 

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You are really pathetic. That's a sorry statement to make and a slap in the face to all who experienced that horror.
How do you know what he even meant by that? I read that and came away with something completely different. (of course, there is the possibility that your read was right.)
 

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my uncle was to, he is one of last ones living in nc i think .
He died in 1976 when I was only 6 and he was only 50. One of his brothers fought on Iwo.

I'm texting with my mother and my aunt right now trying to remember which ship he was on. I believe it was the Maryland. We go through this every couple of years and no one can seem to keep it straight in their heads.
 

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We need to remember the past or we are doomed to repeat it. (I don't recall who said that)

My heart goes out to the woman for what she had to endure. It was a different world then.
 

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Time moves on.
Things that people post on here do not bother me,,,up until now.

Dude,,,,I suggest you explain that comment,,,,,until you do I consider you a Friggin Ass

Meeting a lady that survived such a ordeal would be a honor.
 

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You are really pathetic. That's a sorry statement to make and a slap in the face to all who experienced that horror.
you know, people lamented the fall of Rome, the collapse of Mesopotamia, the lost generations from the Revolutionary war, our founding fathers and their wisdom.

Time does march on.

and in 200 years nobody is going to know what life in our time was really like, just what survives in history books, depending on who writes those history books that is.

what he stated was non-emotionally based fact.
 

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My grandfather was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded, and he participated in the Bataan Death March. He was also escorting Kennedy's limo when he was assassinated.

Although those 2 events are most notable, the old guy had many fascinating stories.


Hearing stories about significant events from people who were there is an experience that cannot be rivaled by reading history books or watching documentaries.
 

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First I've heard about the russians cutting open pregnant women with swords.
 

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My grandfather was stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded, and he participated in the Bataan Death March. He was also escorting Kennedy's limo when he was assassinated.

Although those 2 events are most notable, the old guy had many fascinating stories.


Hearing stories about significant events from people who were there is an experience that cannot be rivaled by reading history books or watching documentaries.
Exactly.History books dont often tell you what experience each person went through.Often also history books tend to be biased.Ive listened to many stories from older folks,told in their own words, and they were far more enlightening than any history book.

To meet such a person who was there, experienced it,and survives,would be an honor.
 

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You are really pathetic. That's a sorry statement to make and a slap in the face to all who experienced that horror.
Are you really getting upset over a comment made by a person with no direct connection to the topic at hand?

Some of you are FAR too sensitive.
 

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My parents had an older German cleaning lady who came in each week who I had not met until I came home for a visit right after turning eighteen. It was November and the discussion turned to voting (I just voted in my first election) and when I asked her if she voted, she said she didn't vote. Being the snot nosed teenager I asked her why and she said (and I quote), "The first and last time I ever voted, I voted for Hitler." I'll never forget it. HH
 
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