Naturally I like when my posts gets shared. Some of it is ego but a lot of it is that I believe in what I am doing. Be that as it may I almost never ask people to share my posts. This is different. I am not only asking, I am encouraging, practically pleading for ALL of you to share this post. I believe it is that important. To those in Hollywood who have been quiet, I choose not to berate you, but to all those with the means to do so I implore you to do the following. Charter as many jets as necessary to get the Israelis stuck in Turkey out of that country. There are at least 4,000, maybe as many as 10,000. The Turkish government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made its disdain for Israel so clear and been so vocal that these people are in what is at best an uncomfortable situation, at worst a very dangerous one. Turkey extended the flight ban for EL AL flights to Israel till July 31. To those of you with the means like Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, etc., I implore you, beg you, charter jets and fly them out of here. I am not asking for your vocal support, I am asking for serious and real action. Fly these Jews home. Everyone share this. Make this so big that they do see this. Let’s use our social media platform to really help!
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The original purpose of Holland’s Heroes was to make people aware of the book “Jew Face: A story of love and heroism in Nazi-occupied Holland”. The website has developed into a place designed to increase Holocaust awareness, address important issues of the day, and show the connection between the past and the present.
If you appreciate my writing, feel a connection to the Jewish people, or both, I urge you to read the book “Jew Face”. Here is why. In this book, the story of the experiences of my parents, Nardus and Sipora Groen in Holland between 1940-1945, I make every effort to convey a larger picture than that of what they experienced. I was always taken by Steven Spielberg’s style in movies about eras in history. In Amistad he tells the story of one trial as a basis to convey his take on slavery in America. In Schlinder’s List he tells the story of Oscar Schindler as a basis to tell the story of the Holocaust. What I attempt to do in the book “Jew Face” is use the story of my parents as a basis to tell the story of the Holocaust, specifically the story of what took place in Holland.
What sets this book aside from many other Holocaust related stories is the positive and inspirational feeling one gets from reading about the strength and courage of a number of people, starting with my parents. This book is without question a love story of two people who came together during the worst of times. I am proud to say that my writing reveals the great love and respect I have for both my parents, my father of blessed memory who passed away on June 13, 2007, and my mother, who at 92 is Thank God, alive well, and someone who still provides love and support to so many, including me.
Are you inspired by courage and decency? This book is for you. Are you a romantic? This book is for you. Are you into history? This book is for you. Are you Jewish? This book is for you. Are you reading this post? This book is for you.
I want people to know this story, and I can say with complete confidence that those who already have read it have been inspired and moved by the experiences of the people in the book. If you like my writing style, thank you. However the greatness of the book is in the people I was so honored to write about and would love to share with all of you.