Monday, March 23, 2020

International Holocaust Rememberance Day!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there is something that I feel I need to let you know about.

It's something I never knew about until recently.

Here is an article by thefederalistcom that is entitled, Meet The Man Who Saved 62,000 People During The Holocausthttps://thefederalist.com/2020/01/27/meet-the-man-who-saved-62000-people-during-the-holocaust/?fbclid=IwAR2fqh0VP7SlXXOx0XbDt3oVJJsMGNVRz3Cp5GFTshxJpgF-E3vlHmHAA0U#.XkgarlgdYGP.facebook.

I truly hope you clicked on that link, and read that article.  I can only give you a small amount that was stated (I copied/pasted):

This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take time to remember the victims, remember the survivors, and remember Carl Lutz, the man responsible for the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust.

As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27, victims and survivors will be honored with incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of the Second World War, plus the 125th anniversary of the birth of Carl Lutz, a man whose story remains mostly lost to history. Lutz’s actions toward the end of the war make him responsible for the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust and deserve to be known more widely.

Wow!

It truly touched my heart, reading this.

Why?

I had never before ever heard about International Holocaust Rememberance Day!

Nor had I ever heard about Carl Lutz... nor about what he did.

I searched on the internet to find out more about Carl Lutz.

Here is a link for an article by Wikipedia that is entitled, Carl Lutz - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lutz.

Please understand that I wondered if Carl Lutz had been Christian.

Here is a link, to an article by houseofswitzerland.org that is entitled, Carl Lutz - The Swiss man who saved tens of thousands of Jews | Swiss Historyhttps://www.houseofswitzerland.org/swissstories/history/carl-lutz-swiss-man-who-saved-tens-thousands-jews.

If you read this last article, you will have read what I was happy to have found out, so I'll share it with you (I copied/pasted):

Born into a Methodist family in an Appenzell village in 1895, Lutz was “a typical Swiss man, introverted, serious, attached to religious values, but also, paradoxically, an adventurer with a strong sense of initiative. This combination of Christian values and entrepreneurial spirit accounts for the courage and shrewdness it took to set up such a large-scale protection system in the middle of a dangerous country like Hungary,” says Cornut.

Even though you may have read that he married a lady that asked him to help her and her daughter... he had obviously been raised as a Christian, by his Methodist family, as was stated in that article.

Hallelujah!

Knowing that he knew about God, he obviously did what he could to help people/Jews who were suffering and experiencing trials/troubles.

Thinking about that, made me think about Galatians 6:2, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.".

Amen!  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Yes, Carl Lutz did what he could to help those Jewish people, during WW2.

I believe that he did what he could, because God was in his heart and mind.

For this, I'm truly thankful... because when traveling, I did see places in Europe where Jewish and other people were placed and/or murdered at concentration camps.

So, it was truly a blessing.

Thank You, Lord... for helping him do what he did!


Until next time...

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