Monday, November 10, 2014

Must Read: The Day A Holocaust Survivor Got Revenge on His Tormentor

An incredible story. 

Do read the whole thing.

"How could a woman carrying her own child find a walking skeleton saving her pets and have him beaten for nibbling on rotten animal food? I thought."

"In that moment, my numbness to death melted. In its place rose an alien blood lust, a hunger for vengeance unlike any I had ever known. The surge of adrenaline and rush of rage felt good inside my withered frame. Then and there I made a vow to myself: If I survived Buchenwald, I would return and kill the mayor’s wife."

"On April 11, 1945, 3:15 p.m., the Allies liberated Buchenwald."

"Physically, I was free. Emotionally, I was in chains. I’d made a promise to myself. And I intended to keep it."

"Throughout my life I had heard that everything happens for a reason, that God’s ways were mysterious but purposeful. I believed that. But something I read decades after my showdown at the mayor of Weimar’s house proved to me that in the end, in this life or the one after, God ultimately achieves justice."

"That day at the mayor’s home, God pricked my conscience. In so doing, He spared me the guilt and shame of killing the mayor of Weimar’s wife."

"I didn’t need to kill her. She did it for me."