Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tales Honors Courageous Hero Who Defied Nazis

Hat Tip:  My tribble friend and great American patriot, Jack, on twitter who is known as @TalkRadio200, who led me to this story of courage and heroism during the Holocaust about the oldest known survivor of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz.

From NPR in a story entitled Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Died at 108:
"Antoni Dobrowolski, who was put in the Auschwitz concentration camp because he defied Nazi orders not to teach young Poles, has died. He was 108 and was the oldest known survivor of that World War II Nazi death camp."

Antoni Dobrowolski was not Jewish [like most of those thrown in the death camp]-while the story does not say, I am assuming this good man was a Christian.

Later in the story from NPR: "
"After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, the Nazis outlawed teaching beyond elementary age. Dobrowolski, became a leader of a secret organization that kept trying to educate young Poles, especially about their country's culture and history.   In June 1942, he was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. The camp was "worse than Dante's hell," Dobrowolski would say in a 2009 interview."

From the BBC: "
"Education for Poles was restricted to just four years during the Nazi occupation, in an effort to suppress Polish culture."

Antoni Dobrowolski died Sunday October 21, 2012 in  Debno, Poland.

God Bless Antoni Dobrowolski, a true hero.  May he rest in peace.

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