Brian and I both cried when we watched Schindler's List when it premiered in movie theaters in 1993.
My late mentor, Chief Judge Nahum Litt, who was appointed by President Jimmy Carter, was our U.S. Department of Labor Chief Administrative Law Judge (1979-1995); Judge Litt told me that he lost some thirty (30) family members in the Holocaust, including four (4) rabbis.
My late father figured out, late in life, that he was likely descended from Polish Jewish refugees who emigrated to America and became Catholics. Brian was adopted by Americans from a German orphanage in the 1950s.
My father machine-gunned Nazis in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy, helping free our planet from the scourge of Nazism and authoritarianism.
Dad and the 82nd Airborne Division, F. Co., 505th P.I.R., helped free Sainte-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated from the Nazis, early on the morning of June 6, 1944, "parachuting in," to use the phrase of a fired fetid feculent former St. Augustine Record Editor, Kathy Nelson, attacking three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Walt Bogdanich, who investigated the September 2, 2010 homicide of Michelle O'Connell by Deputy JEREMY BANKS (still on the job under Sheriff ROBERT HARDWICK).
Footnote: The South Jersey Chapter of the 82nd ABN DIVN ASSN. is named the "CPL Edward A. Slavin Chapter" in honor of my dad. Dad proudly spoke to school groups, with his 82nd buddies, hoping that his experience might help end war forever.
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