Polish Nun, who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, dies at 110

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Righteous Gentiles.  Via AP: Officials in Poland say that a 110-year-old woman believed to be the world’s oldest nun and a rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust, has died. Father Pawel Rytel-Andrianik, spokesman for Poland’s Roman Catholic Church, on Thursday confirmed the death of Sister Cecylia Roszak last week at a Dominican convent in Krakow. He described her as “probably the oldest nun in the world” and someone remembered as saying that “life is so short and passes so quickly.” Born March 25, 1908, Roszak joined the convent at age 21. During the German occupation of Poland during World War

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Kristillnact, 1938

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Munich, September 1938. What happened? Britain and France generously donated a big slice of Czechoslovakia to Hitler, in exchange for “peace with honor,” “peace in our time”. What followed? Kristillnacht – in November of 1938. What caused Kristillnact besides the irrational hatred of Jews? Appeasement. Appeasement doesn’t merely fail to prevent catastrophe, it provokes catastrophe. King David made the city of Jerusalem his capital. Mohammed had never been to Jerusalem. In the Jewish Bible, Jerusalem has many names: Salem (Shalem), Moriah, Jebuse (Yevuse), Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and Zion (Tziyon). The most common term for the city, Yerushalayim, is mentioned 349 times

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