I was super fortunate to be invited to Ebenezer presbyterian church tonight to hear the remarkable story as told by holocaust survivor Abe Piasek. We take so much for granted! This man was forced to go 5 years without so much as a bath! That was probably the easiest part. He was in four different camps, Radom, Auschwitz, Weinhausen, and was liberated near Dachau after being on a train that was strafed and bombed by US aircraft. While in work/concentration camps from age 11-16 he was forced to make pistols, work on trains, and sort clothing of the Jews being stripped and then sent to gas chambers, as well as repair damaged runways. He said that during those 5 years he never had a cold or sickness, but he did get an infection in one foot that turned gangrenous, and the doctor told him that if he saw him any more he would never see the light of day again. He kept it wrapped and hidden and nearly lost his foot. The US liberation forces treated him and saved the foot. When he was freed he weighed 70lbs and was daily forced to repetitively carry 100 pound sacks of concrete to repair runways being damaged by Allied bombing. During his presentation he asked if we had seen the movie "Schindler's list". His response was that it was 2000 times worse than the movie portrayed. When asked if he harbored any hard feelings, he said he had no hatred for the Germans. At 86 years old he still works as a baker and makes cookies for school children, and delivers food to homeless and poor. What a blessing it was to hear him, as well as a reality check. He was indeed a part of the Greatest Generation!