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PAYROLL SERVICES See us at http://www.infi.net/payday E-Mail - payday@infi.net April 10, 1998 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News A time to look forward, About a time to remember John Loftus By Betsy O. Karotkin Director, Community Relations and HRD Pril is spring, the month that brings with it the promise of renewed fife. We look forward in April forward to longer days, to gardens bursting with color, to the feel of sun on skin that has been hidden beneath layers of winter clothing. But for Jews, April is more than a time to look forward. It is also a time of remem- brance. It is a month each of us is called upon to personally relive the Exodus, to experience the journey of our people from slavery to free- dom, to remember that God took us out of Egypt because even God remembered that He had a covenant with the Jewish people. It is easy to remember the miracles. It is not so easy, however, to remember the great tragedy of our time, much less comprehensible than the Exodus -- the Holocaust, also commemorated in April. On April 23, Yom Hashoah, the Tidewater Jewish Community will gather, along with Jewish communities all over the word, as it does every year. We gather not to try to understand or explain the unfathomable: we gather to remember. Perhaps we could say, "Dayenu" it is enough to remember. But memory alone is not enough. We owe them the 6 million of our people more, much more. And we owe our children more, as well as the generations to come. Yom Hashoah. there- fore, is both a time to remember and a time for commitment. Memory alone will not transmit the legacy of the survivors and the victims. We must ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are part of every child's schooling. We must do it; there is no one else. The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation invites the entire community to participate in the Yom Hashoah Observance, Thursday, April 23, 7:00 PM at Temple Israel, as well as all of the other community Holocaust programs. April is, indeed, a month when we look forward. It is also a time to remember. And to act. The White Rose Hans and Sophie Scholl, young and idealistic German students, were appalled by what was happen- ing around them in 1943. They formed a resistance group called "The White Rose" and heroically protested the policies and actions of the Nazi regime. Hans, his sister Sophie, and many of the students and teachers that were eventually arrested and executed. Each year the Tidewater Jewish Community honors their memory with 'q'he White Rose" project. This year, your donation of $18 (chai) or $36 (double chai) or more will be used to fund a VIDEO of our community's Holocaust sur- vivors. A copy of the video, "Sur- viving Hated: Witness to the Holo- caust," along with educational materials developed by WHRO-']"V. will be given to all area schools. Become a member of "The White Rose" by sending your check made payable to: UJFT-White Rose, 5029 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 225, Virginia Beach. VA 23462. Contributors will receive a white rose to wear at the Yom Hashoah Obserance, April 23. Donations cannot be accepted at the door. During the Carter and Reagan ad- minstrations, Atorney John Loftus was a prosecutor with the Justice Department's Nazi War Crimes Unit. There he discovered Top Secret documents revealing the Nazis he had been assigned to prosecute were working for NATO intelligence. He resigned from the Justice Department and exposed the shocking Nazi scandal on an Emmy Award winning segment of "60 Minute," In 1982 he received CIA clearance to publish his first book, The Belarns Secret. During the last ten years, John Loftus has been an international advisor on Nazi prosecution, authored several books and articles, and received numerous humanitarian awards. In 1992, he co-authored Unholy Trim'ty, a history of how the Vatican helped Nazis penetrate western intelligence, Born in Boston to an Irish Catholic family, Attony Lofl now lives with his wife and daughter in St Peterstrarg, Fla. His newest book, The Secret War Against the Jews, exposes the still classified archives of the Holocaust, how American Jews have been systematically wiretapped since 1944, and how Israel was set up for the Iran-Contra affair by George Bush. FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON... 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