Accompanying Manny and his family from the ghettos of Poland, to the concentration camps of Germany, and hearing when Manny talks about finding out his father died on a death-train railcar next to his own, is a journey that should be curriculum in freedom-loving countries.
His dogma of optimism inspires us all, and his bravery in re-living one of the most horrific events in history to inspire future generations is manifested by his daughter Cindy Drukier as she marches with the Falun Gong to stand against genocide and forced organ harvesting in Communist China.
A quote from Cindy Drukier- “I never realized to what extent the nazi war machine was fueled by slave labor.”
Manny Drukier’s resolve to physically visit each location on his Holocaust journey, even bombed out basements his family hid in, was a display of tremendous courage. I believe he commented, perhaps at Buchenwald, and I paraphrase: “I wouldn’t wish coming back here on anyone”.
Thank you to the Drukier’s for sharing their family story. And please watch: FINDING MANNY