Sunday, July 1, 2012

Son of Nazi officer converts to Judaism! Video

Major Arthur Wollschlaeger was a tank commander in World War II. He was awarded the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler. He had a son Bernd who was born in 1958 and was raised as a Catholic in Bamberg, Germany. "To me my father was a hero. The fact that he was a Nazi didn't mean anything to me, because I was a child."

But as Bernd got older, he asked questions about the war, but his father didn't answer his questions. "His refusal to tell me led me to explore what truly happened. I was determined to know the truth” Dr. Wollschlaeger said.
As a teenager Bernd took a trip to Israel. It was in Israel that he learned the ugly truth about the holocaust."There's no question that my initial step towards Judaism was motivated by guilt and shame. How could that happen? How could my people do that?" He turned his guilt into conviction, and ultimately action.
Seven years after his initial spiritual search, Bernd converted and became an Israeli citizen and then he joined the Israeli army.
His father a loyal Hitler follower was mad about his son’s rebelliousness and betraying the family by becoming a Jew therfore their relationship deteriorated. Dr. Wollschlaeger moved from Israel to Florida where he is a practicing doctor. He recently wrote a book called "A German Life." 
"The story that I'm telling is the story how to overcome hate" he said. Dr. Wollschlaeger took his daughter to the concentration camp to teach her that a person can use their power to either do a lot of good or a lot of evil.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's all we need mixed into the gene pool

Anonymous said...

I wonder what you would say about Rus,Onkelos,Shmaya V'Avtalyon just to name a few. Truly ludicrous comment.

Anonymous said...

Ludacris?????? Let your kid marry his. When your grandchildren start pulling wings off flies don't be surprised

Anonymous said...

Fuck u hitler!! I love this!