Today ten years ago: Israeli air force jets passing over Auschwitz.

המטס. צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Lt.-Col. (Res.) AVI levkovich, who flew F-15 convoy to Poland, several IDF website on “unchanging sense”

תאריך: 04/09/2013, 10:02    
מחבר: מתן גלין, אתר צה”ל

Exactly a decade has passed since cross three Israeli air force planes over
The camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. An event is a landmark and a milestone, if only symbolic independence of the State of Israel. In 2003, 55 years since the Israeli air force was established, and 58 years since the war ended, the Jews came three Falcon planes over the Israeli threat.

Tel NOF Base Commander and then Commander of the air force today, Gen. Amir Eshel, the son of a survivor
, Who had conceived the idea. The same thought in his heart years earlier, shaloff tissue and tendons of tamarix invited to mark 85 years since the Polish air force. He then sought to make the thing that will be allowed to fly over the camp. The rest, of course, history.

In the symbolic act to two F-15 pilots, Brig. Gen. (Res.) AVI Maor and Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) AVI levkovich. Levkovich, the son of a Holocaust survivor from Hungary between Jews,
When his father was murdered family extermination camp, accepted the offer to participate in a flyover.
“As the son of a Holocaust survivor, please do. At home, the subject of the Holocaust always
Was hidden, and almost not noticeable, probably due to suppression. So I asked my opinion, told IDF Col. Res. site AVI levkovich.

Ten years later, feelings of levkovich not have bought. “The feeling never changes. This period was a dark period in World Affairs, which went all evil. When I look around me more clearly than ever that we as a country need to take care of ourselves, because nobody else will. “
But more than that, the Mets asmlity was a statement of the State of Israel, the IDF and the Israeli air force. “There is a great deal of importance to this Act of flight in the name Auschwitz. We went over the camp and incinerators, and saw how easily, in one flyover
We destroy incinerator. These incinerators were minerals mshmidu thousands a day. When
Hanging you think why we arrived too late and why nobody did anything
To stop it. This powerlessness is accompanied by anger.

Referring to current events, 68 years after the war, he did not lightly
And that today more than ever, the IDF and the Israeli air force planes are responsible to our security. “We have always a country with a strong army to protect us.
The statement is significant. Israel can reach anywhere in the world just decide to protect itself and not to the length Poland differs from other destinations that we indicate.

Translated from Hebrew