Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

WWII events reach my family today

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by chocapic, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. PropCollector

    PropCollector Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    This thread somehow ended all of a sudden in dec 2007?
    Is it known why?
     
  2. Keystone Two-Eight

    Keystone Two-Eight Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    59
    Holy mackerel!! Really?!?!?! Thats a great honor,given only to people the Israeli government sees as going "above and beyond" kind of like being named "venerable" in the Catholic church (the 1st step towards Sainthood for those who dont know). Your Great Grandfather would be in good company; Oskar Schindler has been named Righteous among the Nations.
    Congratulations,Thats really fantastic!


    Thats too bad, but understandable. I oftentimes wondered how my Uncle stayed in Philadelphia. The winters there are so bad, after Hurtgen and Bastogne, I would have thought he'd move south. Ive seen interviews with veterans who say they hate winter,and cannot stomach the thought of certain foods because of their relation to the war before, but never an aversion to mothers day....Understandable though.

    did you have relatives at Oradour sur glane?
     
  3. dgmitchell

    dgmitchell Ace

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,268
    Likes Received:
    313
    This is a wonderful story but why has it ended with no conclusion? Chocapic -- please let us know how the story ends.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Messages:
    8,809
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    Portugal
    Chocapic stopped posting a half a year ago as he apparently got fed up with some type of postings which apparently were too many for his taste...
     
  5. Triple C

    Triple C Ace

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,594
    Likes Received:
    230
    Aww. I missed his wry sense of humor. The club he found is pure genius, dry as my martini.
     
  6. Wolverine

    Wolverine Dishonorably Discharged

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    3
    The "Righteous" status is a great honor..Now I may be Incorrect but if granted "Righteous" I believe you are then eligible for citizenship in Israel. If Interested.
     
  7. James Cox

    James Cox Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    54
    Nice
     
  8. chocapic

    chocapic Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    47
    Hello all,

    My mother finaly received this letter a few days ago, informing her her Grandfather has been granted the Righteous title. This will be made official during a ceremony, to be organised by Israël nearest diplomatic representation.

    I can't say I'm proud of this, because of course, it's other people and other time, but I'm proud of what my Grandfather's father did !!

    Also, this Righteous concept is very positive : it shows to us today, that even if doing what a man's got to do is the hard way under pressure of an historical context, even if your leaders and police say that this or that community is free game... human beings are human beings, evil is evil, and good is good, and you'll be judged by people and history overtime.

    [​IMG]

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  9. chocapic

    chocapic Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    47
    green slime and Skipper like this.
  10. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    24,969
    Likes Received:
    2,361
    congrats chocapic, this is excellent news, especially now that hings have been officially recorded. You have excellent reasons to be proud of your grandfather
     
  11. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,912
    Likes Received:
    463
    Location:
    Auburn, Alabama, US
    This forum is rather wonderful for many reasons but this mu must be right at the top. It sure moved my old heart and it is so good to read something like this instead of all the stuff that passes for news on the TV... Nice to see a great story of courageous people unfold here and continue until now.

    Gaines
     

Share This Page