Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students

first_imgHe said the Holocaust, which killed 6 million Jews and millions of others, happened almost 70 years ago in World War II.“I’m one of the youngsters that lived through the Holocaust,” Glauben said.He added that he is giving his testimony in honor of those who perished because they should never be forgotten. Glauben said Hitler not only wanted to kill Jews, but destroy them.Glauben is from Warsaw, Poland, and survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. His family’s apartment overlooked a square that saw early fighting in the uprising.Anyone who was Jewish, a minority or handicapped was taken to the gas chamber. Jews had to register and answer questions you wouldn’t have to in a free society.Glauben said the registry was used later on to find and kill the Jews. If you were a professional, you couldn’t practice your profession for the public at large. The Germans wouldn’t allow customers into Jewish-owned stores and Jews weren’t allowed to own property. Raids were conducted daily and people were told how much money they should have on their person or in a bank at times.Jewish people in the ghetto were subjected to starvation and disease and were forced to turn against their own people. Glauben said there were 2,700 apartments and each room became a dungeon with six to eight people, depending on its size.The apartments also became hiding places where people could pretend to be dead if the Germans came in. There also were tricks such as if you did something useful for the Germans, they would give you a certificate you could redeem, but they would grab you while you stood in line and take you to a concentration camp.Youngsters were the first victims, then the elderly and handicapped. It wasn’t just physical abuse, but mental abuse, Glauben said.He described the conditions in detail and how Jews were forced to build the walls around the ghetto. Warsaw had been the capital of Poland, but the Germans changed it to Krakow.He ultimately lost his whole family, except his father with whom Glauben was sent to forced labor camps and salt mines. His father, a newspaper owner, was killed three weeks after being sent to the camp.Glauben came to the United States in 1947 as an orphan.He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served at Fort Hood, an article in the Dallas Morning News said. He served three more years in the reserves after his active duty ended in 1953, the Morning News reported in 2013.Glauben said he married a native Texan and is still with her to this day. They have three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Through the years, Glauben has held many jobs, including toy buyer for Neiman Marcus and owner of Imperial Garment Supply, the Morning News said.Gerad Sandate, a 15-year-old ninth-grader at Falcon Early College High School, took Glauben’s message to heart. He added that he hadn’t studied this period of history before.“He told about all the hard things he lived through and all the struggles that he went through with his family and why this should never happen again,” Sandate said.“It did give me motivation because I am going through some hard times at school. He showed me that what he went through was much harder than what I went through,” he added.Shelley Wagner, an English teacher at OCTECHS, wrote the grant to the Education Foundation to bring Glauben to Odessa. Wagner said it’s invaluable to students to have a chance to listen to Glauben.“There will not be very many opportunities in the future to have a firsthand account of something so devastating in our history. Like Mr. Glauben said, being an upstander is the most important part of our community.”More Information Students listen as Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. By admin – March 3, 2018 Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks to students in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. WhatsApp 1 of 3 Twitter Noel earns award Pinterest Education Foundation of Odessa.U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In telling his story of surviving the Holocaust, concentration camps, forced marches and losing his family to Ector County Independent School District students at Odessa College Friday, Max Glauben told the young people they need to be “upstanders” to make sure something like what he endured never happens again.Glauben spoke to a full house in Deaderick Hall Auditorium to students who listened in rapt attention. The 90-year-old Dallas resident said he is one of the able survivors who can do outreach. After being transferred from camp to camp, Glauben was liberated by the U.S. Army in April 1945.“You need to be upstanders and do what’s right if you see anyone bullied or mistreated,” Glauben said.He also urged students to never give up, keep trying and keep in mind that there is never an end as long as they are still living. “Never underestimate what you possess and what you can do,” Glauben said. Previous articleELDER: Race and sports: It’s not 1947 anymore. Let’s not pretend that it isNext articleLongtime Permian associate band director elected to TMEA admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Home Local News Education Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students Facebook Local NewsEducation Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students Twitter Pinterest Students listen as Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. 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Productive Pines.

first_imgGeorgia’s fast-growing population is using up wood and wood-fiberproducts almost faster than tree farmers can grow trees. But Universityof Georgia scientists say with a little extra attention, growerscan supply wood fiber to keep pace with demand.”Georgia is the sixth-fastest growing state in the nation,”said Doug Bachtel, a housing and consumer economics professorwith the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.More People = More Homes, Furniture andPaper”As our low unemployment rate attracts people, they’llneed new homes and the furniture to go in them, as well as papergoods at their work places,” he said. “So besides whatwe export, there is a huge domestic demand for wood and wood products.”In the United States, the average person’s use of paper andpaper products has increased by nearly 30 percent since 1980.Experts say paper use will continue increasing by 1.5 percentto 2 percent each year to an estimated 1,053 pounds in 2020.And as the world population keeps rising, so will the demandfor wood products.Same Trees, Less Growing TimeTo help meet this ever-increasing demand, Georgia tree farmersare growing about 6.1 million acres of planted pines that willbe cut for pulp and sawtimber. And they’re learning how to managethose trees to produce the same fiber volume in less time.”Intense pine management for high pulp volume is mosteffective on land that’s already well-suited for agriculture,”said David Moorhead, a professor of forestry sciences with theUGA Warnell School of Forest Resources.”A lot of timber is planted in sensitive areas,”he said. “But that is managed less intensively, and we don’tlook at that land as our high-volume production areas.”Moorhead describes intense management as having three mainparts: site preparation, weed management and adequate fertility.Weed Control and Fertilizing are MustsSitepreparation ensures young trees get a good start. Weed controlkeeps other plants from using up the nutrients and water the treesneed. Fertilizing boosts tree growth, too, particularly in thefirst five to seven years.Using these management practices, farmers can cut a fiber-productionrotation in half, Moorhead said. Farmers can grow in 12 to 14years the same amount of fiber that used to take about 25 yearsto grow.It takes a little longer to grow trees for lumber because ofthe wood strength needed, Moorhead said. Still, intense managementhas cut the time needed to grow sawtimber by about a third.Engineered WoodMany timber and wood product companies are creating “engineeredwoods” out of fiber and flakes from the more quickly growntrees. Moorhead said in some instances, engineered wood productsare actually stronger or more well-suited for structural use thansolid lumber.”These products open the market for what was consideredunusable trees, particularly the trees thinned from young forests,”he said.”Our industry structure here includes the land to growthe trees, the people to manage and cut them and the processingand refining sites to get products to consumers.”Georgia Climate Good for Growing PinesIn Georgia, where the climate is nearly ideal to grow pinetrees, about 18 percent of the timber is planted in pine plantations.”We have a real competitive advantage here in that we’vegot a great climate and good soil to grow pines,” Moorheadsaid.More than half of the wood produced in the United States comesfrom the Southeast: Georgia, north Florida, Alabama and SouthCarolina.Georgia farmers planted 360,000 acres of trees in 1996, thelast year for which statistics are available. Economists say theimpact of Georgia forestry is about $19.5 billion, second onlyto the poultry industry.(Photographs by David Moorhead, University of Georgia WarnellSchool of Forest Resources.) This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future.last_img read more

Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh nets stunning equalizer against Blues

first_img Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was left rooted to the spot as the ball nestled in his bottom corner. It was a goal worthy of winning most games, and earned Brighton a well-deserved draw in the first Premier League clash of 2020. Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh, 26, joined Brighton from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2018 and might not have a better moment in his career. Loading… Cesar Azpilicueta gave Chelsea the lead when he prodded home from a corner early on. But Brighton came on strong after Chelsea failed to put the game to bed, and a point was the least they deserved. It may be New Year’s Day, but you’d be hard pressed to find many better strikes in 2020 than this one from Jahanbakhsh. It was more dropped points for Chelsea over the festive period that left them looking over their shoulder holding on to their Champions League spot. Brighton celebrate their brilliant equaliser which earned them a point. Read Also: Chelsea lose £96m after failing to qualify for Champions League  Chelsea beat Tottenham and Arsenal away from home but were beaten by Southampton at Stamford Bridge in a Boxing Day upset. Lampard’s side are now five points clear of Manchester United, who play later on New Year’s Day at Arsenal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alireza Jahanbakhsh may have already scored the goal of the year with his jaw-dropping equaliser against Chelsea. The Iranian winger pulled off a stunning acrobatic overhead kick to earn Brighton a point against Frank Lampard’s men at the AMEX Stadium. After a corner from the right hand side wasn’t cleared, Jahanbakhsh produced an outrageous finish from 12 yards out make it 1-1 in the 84th minute. Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Quadri Vows to Give His Best at ITTF African Cup

first_imgAruna-Quadri As the the staging of the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup inches closer, Nigeria’s main player and African great, Aruna Quadri has said that Lagos fans should expect the best from him.“Everyone wants to win and I want to win as well and to give my 100 percent best. Although it is always difficult playing in front of home fans as it is also a motivation,” the 22nd ranked player in the world said.The Nigerian is expected to repeat his feat at the last edition in Lagos where he won the prize money on home soil with a hard won victory over his Italian opposition. Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Ishaku Tikon has said that Nigeria would continue to raise the standard of table tennis with the hosting of major competitions in Africa.Nigeria is hosting the African Club, Championships, ITTF Africa Cup and ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open and the NTTF boss said the world now looks towards Nigeria in terms of organisation of world-class competitions.“We will continue to raise the bar as regards table tennis in the country and Africa, said Tikon.For the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman, Wahid Oshodi, fans would be treated to exciting matches in the new 10days. “We’re hoping to give them huge entertainment and I want them to come over to the stadium and enjoy the games,” Oshodi said.“The benefit of hosting this event is to grow tourism in Lagos State, as the aim of the state is to emerge as the hub for tourism, entertainment and sport in Africa, ultimately putting Lagos on the world map,” Tandoh said.In his remarks, President of Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), Khaled El-Salhy said the tournament would help to showcase quality of players in Africa. “We want to show that we have world class players in Africa, like Aruna Quadri and Omar Assar at the next ITTF World Cup. Lagos is like home of table tennis in Africa,” the ITTF boss said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

England’s volunteer course raters are just champion!

first_img Tags: Course rating, The Colony Golf Club, Vienna, Volunteer An England Golf team of volunteer course raters proved they are on top of their game when they beat off a challenge from over 20 other European countries.Karen Hearn, from Warwickshire, Rosemary Rice of Surrey, Jackie Keay of Hampshire and Mark Ward of Kent represented England at course rating seminar in Vienna, attended by teams from countries and golf associations across Europe.They came out on top when all the teams undertook a series of tasks to show how each country rates and evaluates the golf courses under its jurisdiction and how that compares to the master rating, set by the United States Golf Association.Gemma Hunter, England Golf Handicap and Course Rating Manager, remarked: “Our course rating teams are very knowledgeable and we were absolutely delighted to prove this to the rest of Europe!”England Golf has over 70 volunteer teams who rate the courses at its 1900+ affiliated clubs, giving them a standard scratch score which is used for handicapping purposes.The seminar was hosted by the Austrian Golf Federation at The Colony Golf Club, Vienna and led by Scott Hovde, the USGA Assistant Director of handicap and Course Rating.The volunteers also managed to squeeze in some sight-seeing time during their trip. 22 Jun 2018 England’s volunteer course raters are just champion! last_img read more