IT'S HERE AGAIN! ViVa! Vienna! Memorial Day Weekend Festival returns this weekend thanks to the tireless work of our Rotary volunteers lead by Kathleen Miller! Show up this weekend for a great time full of food, fun, rides, crafts and vendors. Details in the Viva Vienna page. ... See MoreSee Less
A sobering talk today by Dr. Gideon Frieder, retired Dean of GWU School of Engineering. On this, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, he told us his story of birth in Slovakia, surviving the Holocaust (although his mother and sister and grandparents were killed). He was shot in a massacre and left for dead but rescued and protected by villagers for the remainder of the war until his father was able to find him.
In his talk, he shared evidence and discussion of the involvement of many European governments in cooperating with the Nazis in killing Jews before and during WWII. We also discussed the current rise in anti-semitism, especially in Europe.
Those who cannot remember past are condemned to repeat it.
Dr. Frieder is the author/co-author of books on The Holocaust and works with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He spoke of his own opinions. ... See MoreSee Less