Survivors visited an Air Force Base: “give us power.”

ביקור ניצולי השואה בשדה דב. צילום: דין אס, חיל האוויר

Dozens of survivors visited Sde Dov air force base. Squadron leader: “you couldn’t build a family and country, it’s our job to preserve it.”

תאריך: 29/04/2014, 15:17    
מחבר: מיכל גלברד, אתר צה”ל

70 veterans organization members Waylon and the environment “-uniting survivors
Holocaust families originating in several small towns in Poland – visited yesterday (Monday), Yom Hashoah, Sde Dov air force base. The visit was attended by representatives of 5 generations: 9 survivors took part in the tour, the second generation-both of life and of those
Dead, and grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren members came to the event.

Holocaust survivors and their families visited the first Squadron, spoke with the Squadron and heard a detailed explanation of the roles, missions and pilot. “We see ourselves continue their path of the pioneers of that era, and are responsible for maintaining the security of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. We have a strong army and air force tight, especially on this day, we remember the Holocaust is the most important thing, “said Commander of the Squadron, Lt. Col. Yoav, the survivors and their families.

Later film visitors: “one for all”, which the Mets who led the Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, above the Auschwitz camp name.
“It’s important for me to tell you how much we appreciate what you did, and you could build families and country. We’re trying to do the best we can, to continue
The way and keep you created, “added the Commander of the squadron.

The visit is part of the tradition of members to meet once a year on Yom Hashoah, remembering who was — but also to look to the future and the resurrection. Every year.
Memory indicate family memorial at Kiryat Shaul almim, and the other focused on tour. This year, they decided that the revival will visit the air force base.

Major Shaked, browses transports in the air force and head of a hoop in care, is also the grandson of the founder of the organization. Major Shaked Ranch all the childhood memory of
The Organization decided this year to put his military world, memory and take the survivors alive and continue their careers in the air force squadron. “This day has great symbolism in this connection between the Holocaust. To me, the first Squadron, first in the air force in the country, plays on the rchyn features raised-and at home. The ability to deal with the difficulties and realize it was the home of the Jewish people, and this is our place and our right to produce continuity “, he said.

“There’s something very special about bringing up the people we actually makes-the visit gives us, generation, power to continue the ongoing endeavors” concluded.

Translated from Hebrew