Survivor of Buchenwald

I got through this book quickly, it was an actual page-turner. It should be required reading, especially these days as we all take everything for granted. Unbelievable that people can treat other people so horribly, it really sheds light on how ignorant I am, and we all are, as to how evil people can actually be. I read a book a few years ago called Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, which goes a long way to explain how this can occur; one of the points mentioned was that it isn’t simply a German trait to go down this road. It can happen anywhere. This is where our school systems have failed horribly as this topic has been relegated to a hobby instead of being common knowledge.


Survivors of Buchenwald • page 143

“lf you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy ef the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

– Joseph Goebbels

Nazi Germany Propaganda Minister

A New CD Shelf!

This shelf you see here? That entire area used to have the cds stacked… fifty inches high. So, if I needed a disc from the lower half, it was a chore to get at it! So, I was out back one day and saw this in the storage shed! I didn’t remember it from anything, it was Dads’ shelf, and he never though much about it either. He’d picked it up for six bucks!

The problem now is that I need another one to go right next to it. I’m not picky about the price as much since space is so precious and this shelf is so perfect!

Currently I’m going through a long-term re-organization of the library, so this is a huge help.

I do owe Dad six bucks though.

Historical Alzheimers

…That notion — people don’t care for history anymore — is one that troubles Grosvenor.

I feel as a nation, it’s like we’re developing amnesia or Alzheimer’s,” he said. “When you get Alzheimer’s, you don’t know who you are, you don’t know where you are and you don’t know where you’re going. That’s where we are. What is America? People don’t know anymore.”

  • Edwin Grosvenor