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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ROXODUS Festival Announces Inaugural 2019 Lineup: Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, More

first_imgRock fans around the country will now have the option to head north to Canada this summer for the first-ever ROXODUS Festival, set to take place at the Edenvale Airport (located about 90 mins north of Toronto) on July 11th-14th.The four-day music festival, which looks to bring a mix of contemporary and classic rock names together for a weekend of high-powered performances, will include headlining sets from Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Kid Rock, and Alice Cooper. Other artists featured on the event’s inaugural lineup include Big Wreck, Headstones, Honeymoon Suite, Billy Idol, Prism, Peter Frampton, Orianthi, Mathew Good, Theory Of A Deadman, I Mother Earth, and more.Related: Aerosmith Announces ‘Deuces Are Wild – East Coast Run’“We are huge fans of live music and wanted to bring an event to Ontario that would deliver a once in a lifetime experience,” ROXODUS co-producer Mike Dunphy said in a statement via press release to go with Wednesday’s announcement. “Our involvement in producing outdoor live events allow us the opportunity to devote our time and passion into creating this legendary festival. We plan to make this an annual event and set the stage for many years to come….we can’t wait for Roxodus!”The family-friendly weekend event will be open to all ages, and will also provide attendees with a mix of games and rides on the festival grounds. Children under 12 will be admitted into the event free of charge, and discounted tickets will be available to Canadian service members.Fans can head to the event website for general info and ticket packages.last_img read more

Top golfers shine at Global Spare Parts and Auto Sales tourney

first_imgFORMER Club Captain, the veteran Patrick Prashad, pulled out all the stops to edge out Lusignan Golf Club president, Aleem Hussain, in their ‘Championship (0-9) Flight’ finishing tie in an exciting day of golf under fine weather, at the Global Spare Parts and Auto Sales tournament, on Saturday.Of the other two Flights, the experienced Maxim Mangra easily took the lead in the ‘C’ (19-28) Flight, while Ayube Subhan produced a superb performance to lead the extremely keen competition in the ‘B’ (10-18) Flight.CEO of Global Spare Parts– Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat – himself now an enthusiastic golfer, was on hand to congratulate the winners and express his pleasure for being involved with the LGC and the vision of LGC president, Aleem Hussain.In the ‘A’ Flight, Patrick Prashad (72/8) was first, with Hussain (72/9) placing second. Former Guyana Open Champion, Mike Mangal, was third on their heels with a fine 74/8. Maxim Mangra’s 68/20 was without contention as he led 2nd placed Gavin Todd (77/19) by some nine strokes.Rookie Ganpat (the sponsor), who has been having great improvement in his play, produced a commendable 82/28. Best Gross for the day (77) was produced by veteran golfer Ramesh Amrud.The day’s tournament was graced with the lovely presence and participation of Ms. Doreen De Caires, who has been a member of the club for some 50 years and was the Women’s Captain for many years.De Caires delivered a great net 100 off of her play. Reigning Guyana Open Ladies Champion, Christine Sukhram, also added her charm and participation to the occasion.The competition in the ‘B’ Flight was a taste of how stiff the COPA Airlines competition is likely to get come Saturday, January 25, 2020. The keen jostling obvious by a spread of only four strokes between the top seven scores in the Flight, indicates that golfers will be going all out to emerge as champions in their Flights.Subhan’s 68/14, followed by Shanella London’s 69/15 was the tip of the iceberg. Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud (70/14); Lekhnarine Shivraj (70/16); Sukhram (71/12); Mike Gayadin (72/12) and Mahindranauth Tewari (72/12) sent clear signals that no one will win without a good fight.President Hussain expressed gratitude to the Ganpat family for their willing support of the Lusignan Golf Club and the ongoing vision. He thanked the golfers for their participation, and the ground staff for their commendable work.last_img read more