Sunday, November 23, 2008

There are people of goodwill everywhere

I'd like to draw your attention to a comment just added to a JIW posting entitled AUSTRIA: Land of Dungeons and Suppressed Memories, which I originally posted 3 May, and updated 6 May 2008.

The new coment is by "Anonymous", who actually introduces himself as Christoph Tremetzberger, is a 27-year-old Austrian, born in St Georgen an der Gusen, the epi-centre of the Nazi concentration-camp complex of northern Austria.

Despite the conspiracy of secrecy and suppression of the facts of Austrian Nazi collaboration, Christoph belongs to "a group of young people which wants to bring the truth in the heads of the people..."

Follow the link to read the original article and Christoph's comments in full.

It is a heartenening and encouraging sign that such young people are emerging in Austria to reconcile themselve with the history of their own region. I had the honour to meet several such honest people of goodwill in Austria, including the schoolteacher Martha Gammer, who Christoph mentions in his comment.

Those of us who are dedicsated to tikkun olam (repairing the world) salute Christoph and his friends...we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their endeavours to help the world learn from history ....
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