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A Liberator’s Story: John L. Withers II - Shared screen with speaker view
Michael Mann
19:13
Hi I am Michael from snowy Mississippi.
Alex Gordin
19:22
shalom from Portland, Oregon. read, write, resist !
Pamela Judy
19:29
Hi from WV.
Natalie Krouskop
19:38
Hi from Richmond, VA!
Rosalinda Wolfe-Bertling
19:41
HI! from Falls church, VA
Lynne Ravas
19:44
Greetings from Pittsburgh!
Helen Jones
19:51
Hello from Helen, West Valley City, Utah. I'm so excited to view this webinar. I have a copy of the documentary the Liberators. The tank battalion that broke through the fence at Dachau were considered angels for helping them leave that location.
Chris Langenberg
20:02
Good afternoon from Chris, Ieon Eiver
John Kuzmich
20:12
Hello from Sacramento!
Chris Langenberg
20:27
Chris from Iron River, MI
Shira Antonoff
20:47
I’m shira from the NJ shore. I’m excited about this. my dad was a Jewish chaplain in WE11. he was at Dachau
Irene Gruber
21:17
Shalom from Irene in Ramat Hasharon in Israel.
Leona McKenty
22:36
Hi from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Shira Antonoff
54:48
crying here
Echoes & Reflections
54:55
Me too, Shira
Michael Mann
56:16
Very unique story and well told
Echoes & Reflections
59:45
Hi Ari, for more information and to purchase John's book, please visit - http://www.prweb.com/releases/black_soldiers_heroic_rescue_of_young_holocaust_survivors_is_focus_of_powerful_new_book/prweb17128466.htm
Echoes & Reflections
59:59
This information will also be provided in the follow up email after the webinar ends
Michael Mann
01:01:57
Again, a wonderful, moving story.
Timothy Donnelly
01:06:05
Do you think that your father's experiences, as an African American in "Jim Crow" America, gave him a certain/special kind of empathy for others (like Pee Wee and Solomon) who experienced bigotry and persecution?
Helen Jones
01:06:06
What's the name of your book?
Echoes & Reflections
01:06:43
The name of John's book is Balm in Gilead
Shira Antonoff
01:07:49
Your father exemplifies the best of humankind in the face of the worst of humanity -what he had to live through in America and what he found in Europe. It’s so wonderful how you shared his story!
Timothy Donnelly
01:07:51
Thank you so much for that response. And thank you for sharing your father's story.
Echoes & Reflections
01:09:07
www.johnlwithersii.com
Irene Gruber
01:09:16
What is the significance of the name of the book please?
Shereen Rosenthal
01:09:22
Great story. I was so touched. My mother was a survivor of Auschwitz and was on the Death March. Her brother happened to have been a soldier in the American army and searched and found her after war. She went to America after her brother agreed to re-enlist. She went on the first boat, filled with soldiers finishing their tours of duty or wounded. Only one other refugee was on the ship with her, but they spoke different languages.
Echoes & Reflections
01:09:41
https://www.johnlwithersii.com/
Alfred Nurja
01:12:33
Such a pleasure to see this story completed in a book project; as Albanians we share some similar stories of saving Jews during WW 2; we were privileged to have Withers serve as US Ambassador to Albania;
Shereen Rosenthal
01:13:11
This book would be very meaningful to young people who are learning about the Holocaust, and reaching out between those of different races, cultures and religions.
Alfred Nurja
01:13:36
where he very much like his father represented the best of America and stood for democracy and rule of law and a voice for the weak!
Lynne Ravas
01:14:21
Thank you for sharing such an important story. I look forward to reading the full story and sharing it with others. You and your father are to be greatly admired and appreciated.
Alex Gordin
01:14:39
thank
Victoria Rizzo
01:14:47
Thank you
Alex Gordin
01:15:09
thank you for sharing your important story.
Timothy Donnelly
01:15:12
Thank you, sir. Your father was a remarkable man.
Barbara Molony
01:15:21
Thank you, John, for such a moving talk! Barbara
Shereen Rosenthal
01:15:23
Thank you so much!
Helen Jones
01:15:27
Thank you so much for sharing your father's story. My uncle helped clean out a concentration camp in 1946 as an Army soldier.
Michael Mann
01:15:42
Thanks you, John.
Timothy Donnelly
01:15:46
And you are a remarkable son, to make sure your father's story is known.
Shira Antonoff
01:15:46
thank you for making this available
Irene Gruber
01:16:03
Both my parents were survivors who were liberated by the American Army on May 5th, 1945 from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. My late Mother used to tell me how these soldiers took one look at the survivors, dropped everything, and just started to cry.