Posts in category "World History"

Hoping for a peaceful world

Hard to believe Dad is still wanting to blog. He dictated this to my sister in law yesterday and I am going to translate as best I can. From one day to the next I don’t know if he will be awake long enough to even think about writing. Or well enough. But here is... Read more »

Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs

Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs
The following is an excerpt from my late wife’s diary of the trip we took that I wrote about last week. This is the week of Yom Hashoah, or the Holocaust remembrance. After this was written, we went to Auschwitz and that is where the diary ended.  What she saw was horrible to the point that... Read more »

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two
I had become ill on the bus to the camp just thinking where we were headed. Fortunately, one our Canadian travelers was a Doctor and was able to give me a pill to relax my nerves and my nausea.  We arrived at the most infamous sign in the World…Arbeit Macht Frei. Work makes you free.... Read more »
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A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell

A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell
You can read about it, see movies and meet survivors of the HOLOCAUST but until you visit and see for yourself it is difficult to imagine. In the late 90’s my wife saw an ad in the Chicago Tribune travel section about a Jewish Heritage Tour through Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. After some inquiries we... Read more »

Yom Hashoah: A day to remember an event we must never forget

Yom Hashoah: A day to remember an event we must never forget
When my wife and I began helping students and adults understand the Holocaust, there were two essential reasons. To help them with our Hands on Approach to the Holocaust and secondly to realize that eventually there would not be any more survivors to give living testimony of the brutality and madness of the Nazi Regime ... Read more »

9/11 and the Holocaust - the similarities and the hope it will never happen again

9/11 and the Holocaust - the similarities and the hope it will never happen again
COMPARISONS OF 1933-1945 HOLOCAUST AND SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 This document is dedicated to the memory of my beloved late wife, Millicent Dachman who wrote this original masterpiece shortly after September 11, 2001. It was read to 50,000 students across the State of Illinois and Wisconsin during lectures we gave regarding the horrors of the Holocaust. 12... Read more »
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Memories of World War II, my nightmare that never ends

Memories of World War II, my nightmare that never ends
In 1943, 1944 and 1945 I had the good fortune to attend Camp Henry Horner boy’s camp in Round Lake, IL. At the time most of us didn’t realize how fortunate we were.  The war in Europe tore apart the lives of millions of children and their families. Now here’s where my nightmare began.  Every... Read more »

Memories of World War II - when I was just a boy

Memories of World War II - when I was just a boy
We knew something was different. It never seemed the older boys in the neighborhood were around. I was all of nine years of age when the United States entered World War II. For the next four years the world went gone mad due to the War’s destruction and loss of life. Of course, we didn’t... Read more »