Day 8 Hanukkah
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On this final night of Hanukkah we once again call to mind the story of the Maccabee’s and their fight for freedom of not only faith but fight for overall freedoms and dignity. Let us also remember once again all of those who fought for the lives of Jewish people throughout Europe in the 1930’s and 1940's. Including the frequently overlooked yet remarkable true story of the Boy Scouts that rescued the lives of tens of thousands of Jewish orphans. There was a film made about their story last year titled appropriately enough ,Resistance. It featured the story of ,Marcel Marceau, who partnered with the Resistance.
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The youths typically about 17 years of age and up were called, “The Gray Ranks” and albeit many of them lost their lives fighting against genocide, tyranny, and subjugation their stamp on history and self-sacrifice for well-being others will never be forgotten. The tenacity and the spirit of the Maccabees these youths conveyed was nothing short of commendable.
The Gray Ranks - The Fighting Boy-Scouts Of The Polish WWII Resistance
When people think of boy scouts what is the first thing that comes to mind? Setting up a tent? Singing songs around the…
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Gray Ranks - Wikipedia
" Gray Ranks" ( Polish: Szare Szeregi) was a codename for the underground paramilitary Polish Scouting Association…
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May we all stand beside oppressed and tyrannized populations and people of the world to combat for freedom and for Human Dignity throughout the globe.
There is a saying that actually began in the Indigenous community during the violence and Human Rights violations of DAPL that affected the Lakota people. The saying went like this” What do we do when under attack? Stand up fight back.” These are things worth fighting for.