Message: thank you ushmm by this site you have shown the true face of so called humans. world would always remeber those who were brutaly killed by nazis and we would always be ashamed for our weakness of not saving them.while reading all these horror stories many times i had a thought 'at those barbaric moments when devils were invading humanity god must have been somewhere weeping for his jews'. i think we are mere 'homosapiens' packed and filled with ages of evolution ,but somewhere is still an animal. words fail and hands tremble all intelligence is gone . let us remember those who had a cruel death in gesttapo camps , let us pray for the small children who died without knowing for what they got punished and let us pleadge that we will never let this happen again. oh this is so shameful on the face of humanity. may their souls rest in peace
July 25, 2008 06:15 AM
Message: I am so grateful to the USHMM for including in its web site information and exhibitions about the people who resisted the Nazis and did what they could to aid their fellow humans! I appreciate the footage of interviews with some of the protagonists and benefactors of the efforts of resistance and rescue made during such a nightmare in our history. Thank you for making this available to the public, and in such beautifully designed "electronic galleries".
July 11, 2008 10:41 PM
Location: melbourne Australia
Message: Thank you for Flight & Rescue,its so well done (sounds terrible ) I have spent a lot of time in Poland due to my husbands Polish background and family. I have in my times heard numerous horrendous stories,in Poland,Ukraine & here in Australia .It is imperative to hear and listen carefully to these stories to help you realise and understand what a truly horrendous,cruel and disruptive time this was.Iam firm in belief the Holocaust must never ever be forgotten.I say this because today you see the trauma and breaking up of families who suffered but survived. Many families paid a price for freedom by loosing parents and family.I have seen in my time a few families were in very good faith given quiet wrong information about lost loved ones. How do you deal with that?? It is so awful. Worse for the future generations is the terrible fact of living with what really happened to loved ones who unfairly and tragically perished, or starved, or died of disease. This is my credo of Never Ever Forget . Thank you, Primrose Krasicki.v.Siecin Melbourne ,Australia July 11th ,2008
May 05, 2008 03:13 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
Message: I realize this is not exactly what "Share Your Thoughts" is about but I have no other means. Sorry. I saw Leo "Arie" Hanin on the Sugihara Conspiracy of Kindness program. My father and grandmother were in Kobe at that time. Is it possible to find out from him if he remembers Igor and Maria Simonoff, white Russian refugees. They lived in Ogi in those days. Thank you.
Kandie L. Rosales
February 02, 2008 06:49 PM
Location: Logan, Utah USA
Message: How grateful I am for this information and am sharing this site with my family and friends. I paused many pictures and found myself looking into their eyes. The little boy sitting all alone in the rubble of the bombed out town broke my heart. I want to--even now--rush, and hold him, put my arms around him and tell him I'll take care of him, tell him he'll be safe with me. Yet, there wasn't just one person child, one person--but millions--who needed us. It's hard to understand how black hearted and un-feeling people can become. Yet, not just one person--but millions--of the evil hearted. I wasn't born until 1951, but I've heard the stories from family that fought in WWII. A sad fact of life is...nothing's changed in the world. Genocide is happening now, and still millions more, want it to happen. I'm sorry there's so many black hearted people in this world. God's, "Chosen People" have suffered for thousands of years. I, will always remember,(Hebrews, Jews, Israelites) who suffered so horribly to bring the Holy Scriptures to me/us. I also, "will never forget", who re-paid with evil. Thank you for letting us see the truth.
November 03, 2007 05:56 PM
Message: my mother ,a pole not a jew, was deported from her village of huta pieniacka, in eastern poland, with very little notice, put onto a cattle wagon, with her brothers and sisters and parents. they travelled to siberia. on the journey my mothers mother died. she was 36years old. my mother 18 years old at the time and the oldest. she worked on the wood mills in forests in siberia, from then was taken to/through africa and ended the war in south africa. from then took a ship to southampton,england. and she lived in england ever since. maiden name was Smigielski / smigielska. her father was bronislaw smigielski. if any one has information of their journey or accounts, then let me know. thank you. put smigielski in the subject box, firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.
March 26, 2007 06:21 PM
Location: Ruidoso NM
Message: The pictures on this site were indeed the worst I have ever seen. I can't even imagine how horrible these times must have been. Even the thought of living during that time is horrifying. This site shows everything to a full extent. Once you see the pictures and read the horrible stories left behind, you get a different perspective on life. We take a lot for granted. Too much.
March 26, 2007 11:42 AM
Location: Ruidoso New Mexico
Message: I feel that the most impacting part of this web site is the pictures. They convey the horror and devestation of that time. It made a strong impact on me to strive to never again let the killing of millions of innocent people happen again.
March 26, 2007 11:42 AM
Location: Ruidoso, New Mexico
Message: The Holocaust was no doubt a terrible time in the world's history. It was a time of death and devestation. This web site show the extent of this time and the horrible things that many people don't know about or believe. The pictures alone give a person all the reason to believe that this event did happen. You can see the fear on the childrens faces, and the unknowing for the future in the eyes of their parents.
March 26, 2007 11:18 AM
Location: New Mexico
Message: What strongly affected me was the stories about the ones who survived and didn't survive, and what the Nazi's did to those people. The storie about the little boy who was only about seven and he was taken away and died when he was ten, it's terrible that people would actually do that to a child.