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August 21, 2012 3:24 pm

Nazis’ Grandchilden March with Holocaust Survivors in Poland

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The symbolic "remains" of the railroad in Treblinka. Photo: wiki commons.

A group of grandchildren of Nazis, along with Holocaust survivors and their descendants, will be taking part in a march across Poland with former Nazi death camps along their route, AFP reported.

The march was organized by the Protestant TOS Church in Tuebingen, Germany, after many in the church began looking into their family history and discovered Nazi family connections.

“We want to speak up for Israel and against anti-Semitism, but obviously as Germans you can’t do it without looking into your own families because of their involvement,” Heinz Reuss, an organizer with TOS, said.

Zbigniew Judasz, a local Polish organizer, further explained the church groups’ motivation. “They would like to ask for forgiveness for what their grandparents did in order to break a kind of conspiracy of silence on these acts in Germany,” he said.

The symbolic march began on Aug. 20 at Auschwitz and will culminate Aug. 24 at Treblinka.  On their journey, participants will also visit the Nazi death camps of Belzec, Majdanek, Sobibor and Chelmno.

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  • Simone Harris

    Justifiable anger is good when it serves the people well. But when it becomes bitterness it brings the greatest sadness of all… for those who are bitter will never heal. Those of us who are left are here to show we can rise above such things. None of us can change the past….. we must all accept that events cannot be erased. But hatred can be erased….. and it should, lest that hatred taint the Gates of Heaven when it is our turn to walk through them.

  • Michael Segelstein

    The descendants of the Nazis must realize that the six million souls of our people should never forgive. NEVER NEVER NEVER!!! You cant forgive when you are not alive to do it. Why not? Ask your grandparents. They will tell you that the Jewish people, even though they used to live side by side qwith us, are vermin. We are grandchildren of Vermin, therefore, we the vermin, cannot forgive. It is a nice gesturwe on their part, but my grnandparents , uncles, and even my father who suffered both nin Auschvitz, Dachau and Matthausen, and suffered for the rest of his life, til he died at age 79, will never forgive> NEVER NEVER NEVER. And to all those who make a gesture to forgive, may you rot til the end of your days. YOU ARE BETRAYING YOUR PEOPLE!!!

  • Luigi Rosolin

    Is a great initiative, the grandchildren of the Holocaust that are prepare to confess and ask for forgiveness, is the only option that will permit they complete reconciliation with God the father of all.
    Will be wonderful if that will keep happened in Germany and all over the world.