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DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST
“From Liberation to the Pursuit of Justice”, is the theme for the 2005 Days of Remembrance, in honor, and remembrance of those courage individuals in the Warsaw Ghetto who rose up against their Nazi oppressors sixty years ago. Days of Remembrance has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred, and indifference reign. Sixty years ago, American, British, and Soviet soldiers moved across Europe in a series of offensives on Germany, they encountered and liberated concentration camp prisoners. Advancing from the west, U.S. divisions freed the major concentration camps of Dora-Mittelbrau, Buchenwald, Flossenburg, and Dachau in Germany, and Mauthausen in Austria. In northern Germany, British forces liberated Bergen-Belsen and Neuengamme. In the east, Soviet divisions liberated Auschwitz in Poland and the Stutthof, Sachsenhausen, and Ravensburk concentration camps. In liberating the Nazi camps, the Americans and Soviet soldiers exposed to the world the full visual horror of Nazi atrocities, lending urgency to the demands for justice. The Holocaust is not merely a story of destruction and loss; it is a remarkable story of human spirit and life that flourished before the Holocaust, and the struggles during its darkest hours, and ultimately the courage of survivors to rebuild their lives.

What four countries participated in the Nuremberg Trial as judges and prosecutors? What is the name of the Asian-American cultural movement in the 1960’s that advocated self acceptance and fought racism and ethnic prejudice?

DID YOU KNOW?
In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. In Israel, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), made Yom Hashoah a national holiday in 1959. Then in 1961 a law was passed that closed all public entertainment facilities on Yom Hashoah. In the U.S. Public Law 96-388 created the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and mandated it to sponsor nationwide Holocaust commemorations and educational programs. It also raised private funds to build the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Quarter Observances

Previous Observances
January Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Theme: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off February African American History Month 1-28 Feb 2005 Theme: Niagara Movement March Women’s Heritage Month 1-30 Mar 2005 Theme: Women Change America April Women’s History Month

Holocaust Poetry
The last, the very last, so richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing against a white stone Such, such a yellow Is carried lightly away up high. It went away I’m sure because it wished to kiss the world goodbye. For seven weeks I’ve lived in here, Penned up inside this ghetto, but I have found my people here. The dandelions call to me and the white chestnut candles in the court. Only I never saw another butterfly. That was the last one. Butterflies don’t live in here, In the ghetto. Pavel Friedman 1942

A VICTIM OF THE HOLOCAUST
My name is: 26410 (Judith Schwed) I was born in Hungary. I was the daughter and the older of two children born to Jewish parents in a town in southeastern Hungary. My mother and her sister were close in age and had a contest to see who would be the first to have a baby. My mother’s sister won, and my cousin Maria was born just three weeks before me. Hungary became an ally of Nazi Germany and more laws were passed to restrict the rights of Hungary’s Jews. I was a good student and wrote articles for a weekly children’s newspaper when I was forced out of school. When Germany occupied Hungary, my entire town’s 700 Jews moved into a ghetto set up by Hungarian officials. A few months later all 700 Jews were transported to a deportation center. Shortly after arrival to the deportation center, my family and I were deported to Auschwitz, where I was gassed upon arrival. I was 12 years old.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
********************Match the words with their appropriate meanings********************
(A)

Anti-Semitism free”- A sign over

( 1 ) _____ “work makes one the gates of

Auschwitz.

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(B) Genocide someone who is (C) Magen David Jews

( 2 ) _____ A term referring to not Jewish ( 3 ) _____ Prejudice against

(D) Kommando ( 4 ) _____ Prisoner registration forms at the concentration camps (E) Arbeit Macht Frei ( 5 ) _____ Labor squads made up of prisoners from the camps (F) Gentile ( 6 ) ______ Star of David (G) Haftlingspersonalbogen ( 7 ) _____ Extermination of an entire people (H) Muselmanner ( 8 ) ______ Camp term used to describe camp prisoners that were close to dying

Pastor Niemoller 1938

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Team 19 EOA
SFC Stephanie Buxton 19TH TSC EOA DSN: 768-8542 Camp Henry, Daegu, Korea SFC Monte Tartt 20TH SG EOA DSN: 768-6764 Camp Carroll, Daegu, Korea tarttm@ korea.army.mil SSG DaVona Kirkwood-Ashby 20TH SG EOR DSN: 763-7098 Camp Hialeah, Busan, Korea SFC Nathaniel Potts 23RD SG EOA DSN: 753-8995 Camp Humphreys, Pyongtaek, Korea pottsn@korea.army.mil SFC Walter Batey 501st SG EOA DSN: 732-6167 Camp Red Cloud, Uijongbu, bateywc@korea.army.mil

WORTH REMEMBERING
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a communist ; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a socialist; Then they came for trade unionists, and I did not speak out-because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me.

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ASIAN –PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH
Asian-Pacific Month became Public Law 102-450 on October 28, 1992. During May we honor the achievements of AsianPacific Americans to recognize their contributions to the United States. Back in June 1977, Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution, which called upon the President to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific heritage Week. In May 1990, the holiday was expanded further when President George H.W. Bush designated May as Asian Pacific Month. The month of May was chosen because two significant events in history took place: Japanese immigrants first arrived in the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and the transcontinental railroad was completed on May 10, 1869 (Golden Spike Day). The theme for the 2005 Asian –Pacific Heritage Month is: “Liberty and Freedom for All”.

D.C. Her design beat out more than 1,400 entries. The Memorial’s 594 foot granite wall features the names of more than 58,000 U.S. Soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. Less than a decade later, Lin designed another famous structure-the Civil Rights memorial in Montgomery Alabama. The monument outlines the major events of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Lin’s designs can be found in several American cities and continue to inspire the entire nation. Former Congressman Robert Matsui was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of Law. In 1967 Matsui established a private law practice. He was elected to the Sacramento City Council in 1971. He became the Vice Mayor in 1977. Two years later he was elected to Congress. A Democrat, Congressman Matsui was elected to 14 two year terms as a congressman of California, where here served until his death in 2005. He was a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, and was a sponsor of measures to provide tax breaks for research and development. The Congressman is survived by his wife Doris, who now holds the congressional seat formerly held by her husband.

POETRY
Riding the Subway is an Adventure By Frances Chung Riding the subway is an adventure especially if you cannot read the signs. One gets lost. One becomes anxious and does not know whether to get off when the other Chinese person in your car does. (Your crazy logic tells you that both of you must be headed for the same stop.) One woman has discovered the secret of one-to-one correspondence. She keeps the right amount of pennies in one pocket and upon arriving in each new station along the way she shifts one penny to her other pocket. When all the pennies in the first pocket have disappeared, she knows that she is home.

NOTABLE ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLAND AMERICANS
A Democrat, Congressional Delegate Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, has represented Samoa in Washington since 1989. He was born in Vailoatai Village, American Samoa. He earned a B.A. in political science and history from Brigham Young University in 1966. He served three years in Vietnam. In 1972 Congressman Faleomavaega received a law degree from the University of Houston Law School, and a M.A. in law from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973. He served as administrative assistant to Chief A.U. Fuimaono, American Samoa’s first elected non-voting Congressional delegate from 1973 to 1975. For the next six years Faleomavaega was a staff counsel to the House committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. In 1985, he was elected lieutenant governor of Samoa. A monumental architect Maya Lin rose to fame in 1981. Just 21 years old and still an architectural student at Yale University, Lin won a contest to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,

DID YOU KNOW?
Pacific Islanders are classified into three categories: Polynesians: Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Easter Land, Cook Island, Tahiti, and Marquesas Island Micronesia: Guam, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Kiribati. Melanesia: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and New Caledonia.

KUDOS CORNER
Congratulations to SFC Nathaniel Potts the 23rd ASG EO, for doing an outstanding job. SFC Potts have been in country four months.

ASIAN /PACIFIC ISLANDERS AMERICAN HISTORY QUIZ
1. Who were the Pensionados? a. Japanese-American veterans from World War II who lobbied congress for plans. b. Filipino students who came to the U.S. to study medicine, agriculture, and other fields from 1903 to 1910. c. Asian American students who started the Yellow Power movement in the 1970s. 2. What is a “picture bride”? a. An Asian woman who agrees to an arranged marriage through the exchange of photographs. b. A traditional ceremony in which a bride prepares for her wedding day. c. Any woman of Asian descent who marries interracially. 3. What is meant by Filial Piety? a. One is filled with pride. b. Devotion to ancestors and elders. c. Respect for authority. 4. Why did many Laotians immigrate to the U.S. after 1975?

a. The Khmer Rouge established a state-sponsored extermination of Laotian citizens. b. The Cultural Revolution threatened Laotian teachers and intellectuals. c. The Pathet Lao, a Communist independent movement, came to power and Laotians feared retaliation. 5. What nationality does the term “Phuc Duc”-selfsacrificing refer to? a. Filipinos b. Vietnamese c. Korean 6. What was the purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882? a. To increase taxation of the wages of Chinese laborers. b. To prohibit the immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S. c. To establish greater trade controls with China. 7. When did Chinese workers begin to build the Transcontinental Railroad? a. 1865 b. 1900 c. 1915 8. Filipino culture was influenced by what outside cultures? a. Chinese, Spanish, American, and Malaysian cultures. b. Japanese, Chinese, and American cultures. c. Hawaiian, Chinese, and Spanish cultures. 9. How many of the Pacific Islands are identified as U.S. territories? a. three b. four c. five 10. What island was nicknamed “Ellis Island of the West” because it was a major immigrant processing station in the early part of the twentieth century? a. Goat Island b. Angel Island c. Alcatraz Island