A question to ponder… Do you think that one person can make a difference (positive or negative) to the entire world? Please click on the poll now.
They changed the world… • Adolf Hitler definitely changed our world. He was the mastermind behind the deaths of millions of “undesirables”. Estimated numbers are: • 5.6 – 6.1 million Jews • 3.0 – 3.5 million Polish Jews • 2.5 – 3.5 million non-Jewish Poles • 3.5 – 6 million other Slavic civilians • 2.5 – 4 million Soviet POWs • 1 – 1.5 million political dissidents • 200 000 – 800 000 Roma & Sinti • 200 000 – 300 000 handicapped • 10 000 – 25 000 homosexuals • 2 000 Jehovah's Witnesses http://www.nobleednews.com/the_holocaust.htm
Night By Elie Wiesel Night is the account of a young man (Elie) who must bear responsibility for his father and whose loss of a beloved parent wracks his spirit with terror, despair and regret. Over eleven months—from deportation on May 16, 1944, to liberation in April 1945—Elie witnesses the worsening of his chances of survival as the hated “Butcher of Auschwitz,” Dr. Josef Mengele, steps up the extermination. The book contains 9 segments (or chapters).
Adolf Hitler March, 1933—Adolf Hitler is elected Chancellor of Germany; Heinrich Himmler opens Dachau, a death camp, near Munich, Germany.
Corpses July, 1937—Buchenwald concentration camp opens.
Holocaust grave The dead bodies were thrown into mass graves – with no prayers said over them.
Holocaust victims Prisoners were made to live in bunkhouses that were overcrowded
Holocaust Children Even the children were made to suffer.
Pile of shoes After the camps were liberated, huge piles of shoes were found.
Liberation Statue April, 1945—American troops free inmates at Dachau and Buchenwald camps.
They changed the world… • Haym Salomon – Unfortunately, many people today do not know of the contribution by this man – • do you know who he is? • Can you guess?
First, a bit of history… The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a seal for the United States. It took them 4 years to accomplish this task and another 2 years to get it approved.
If you look at the back of a dollar bill – notice the right-hand circle.
This Seal is widely used throughout the U.S. • It is the Seal of our President • It is on the Parade of Flags Walkway • It is the centerpiece for most U.S. hero’s monuments
Look closely… • You see the Bald Eagle – the symbol for victory because he is not afraid of a storm; he is smart enough to soar above it and he is strong. • There are: • 13 stars above the Eagle • 13 bars on the shield • 13 leaves on the olive branch • 13 arrows • 13 letters in E Pluribus Unum • Also - there were 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence; 13 stripes on our American Flag; 13 steps on the Pyramid in the left-hand circle and 13 original colonies.
Look closer… Above the Eagle there are Thirteen stars – representing the thirteen original colonies – arranged as a Star of David. George Washington ordered this arrangement. After saving the Continental Army through his financial contributions, Washington had asked Haym Salomon what he would like as a personal reward for his services. He said he wanted nothing for himself; he only wanted something for his people. This is the result.
So…now what do you believe? As you can see, it is very possible for one person to change our world!