A Holocaust Survivor’s Story


My best friend growing up, Ellen Jacob, had parents who had both been in the Holocaust. I knew Ellen was very close to her father. Every time I would see Mr. Nebel, he seemed kind, and I liked him.

I was really impressed with some of the things Ellen had at her house. When I would ask her about something, she would say, “Oh my Dad made that.” Even as a silly teenager who wasn’t very materialistic,  the furniture made an impression on me. After watching this video, I realize where he first learned his craft.

Yom Kipper, an important holiday on the Jewish calendar, is coming this week. It’s about forgiveness. It’s a time to forgive others and yourself.

Mr. Nebel passed long ago, and this interview, edited by Ellen, is quite emotional.

You will have to click on the link to get to it. It is worth your time, especially if you don’t know much about the Holocaust. As the years pass, the Holocaust gets

A picture of Holocaust victims from Poland.

A picture of Holocaust victims from Poland.

further and further away from us. It is a cautionary tale everyone should know about.

https://www.facebook.com/ellen.b.jacob/videos/10205049160737263/

 

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Harmony Project #3


The Harmony project is based in Columbus, Ohio. It’s founder, David Brown, doesn’t just talk about helping. He does it, and finds other people to “pay it forward.” One way we do this is by singing in a choir. It’s 200 voices, and we’re performing on July 18, and 19th at the Southern Theater.

Some people think ending homelessness is a big dream, almost like ending wars. Here is a story about a woman, who works for the Columbus Shelter Board, who sees ending homelessness as a real possibility. Wouldn’t be great if more people cared enough to do what she’s doing? That takes some kind of heart, and she has it.

She’s also a member of the Harmony Project. She likes to sing, and be a part of the chorus too!

Hear her story!