Witnesses in Uniform and “Never again”

Major Peter Lerner is the spokesman for the Central Command. During the week of April 2-9, Maj. Lerner blogged his experiences from the “Witnesses in Uniform” program, run by the IDF (Zahal) to commemorate the Holocaust

Date: 11/04/2011, 10:55 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Blog

Major Peter Lerner is the spokesman for the Central Command. Last week (April 2-9, 2011), Maj. Lerner will blogged about his experiences from the “Witnesses in Uniform” program, a special program run by the IDF (Zahal) as a way to contribute to commemorating the Holocaust and heroism in the army. Multiple times a year the IDF (Zahal) selects officers from units all over the army and sends them on a one-week journey to Poland. On the trip the delegation members visit extermination camps, concentration camps, memorials to the victims of the Holocaust and the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. Delegation members include IDF (Zahal) officers, Holocaust survivors, wounded soldiers and members of bereaved families.

Maj. Lerner’s posts:

Witnesses in Uniform: Posts by Maj. Peter Lerner

We have a mission for you Peter

Veni, Vidi, Vici – a soft landing in Warsaw

The bananas of being a hero – Part 1: “What, another synagogue?”

The bananas of being a hero – Part 2: Witness

Here we stand” Part 1

Here we stand Part 2: Lublin – Jerusalem in Poland

The heroes that served, Part 1

The heroes that served, Part 2: We stoles three days from Aliza

The end that’s a beginning