A Holocaust survivor shares what it was like coming out of the Holocaust and his rescue from this tragedy. Can you imagine what it would be like to witness this terrible time? Many did go through this, and we can go through it with this man as he shares his personal story.
“I had nightmares for a couple of months. You know, waking up thinking I’m still in the camps. And I was so happy that I was in a real bed. In order to get a little pleasure which, there wasn’t too much of it in the camps, I made friends with two polish kids. We didn’t get too much sleep and we used to just get out real early in the morning because, in the barracks, it was just crying, and screaming, and praying. It wasn’t unusual that a prisoner who was lying next to you to go to sleep, when you woke up, they were dead…One morning we came out, and we noticed there were no guards in the guard towers. So, we are sneaking between the barracks towards the gate and lo and behold nobody is there. So, we get enough courage to go to the gate, and you notice there is a heavy chain with a lock on it.”
He shares how they notice through the fog a Russian guard. “I’m advanced guard. Nobody can leave the camp because they’re all sorts of diseases. You’re full of lice, and you haven’t been washing for months. But he says as he takes out his gun and shoots off the lock, Doctors will be coming, medication will be coming, food will be coming very shortly. So, the three of us, as fast as our skinny legs can carry us, we go to every barracks in the vicinity. Open up the door, and in every language that we know just yell, WE ARE FREE! WE ARE FREE! And you will never forget that moment, the sounds from the barracks.”
As he is moved to tears, he shares how he went into a bungalow that was in the camp that the prison guards stayed in and he turned on the water, and it was hot. There were clothes in the closet, towels, shampoo, soap, he has not seen for a year, and he does a little victory dance. “I take my first hot shower in a year, it’s wonderful.”
This really happened and affected thousands of Jews. History can repeat itself! We must pray and turn back to God! We can pray for those that are terrorizing and persecuting Jews and Christians for God to bring them to salvation. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
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