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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana April --.Magic of Words -- Remembering Warsaw as we watch Bosnia What are we to do with the age of six crawled through modern. The exteriors look as though they are memories? Do we use them as barbed wire to obtain food. hundreds of years old. ammunition to fuel and foment hatred and revenge, or do we allow them to bring us wisdom and reconciliation? "The Evansville Courier" car- ries a daily box on page two con- taining a brief summary of events of 50-years-ago. The subject mat- ter is World War II. This past Monday brought the readers the following script• "April 19, 1943. The remain- ing Jews in the Warsaw ghetto rise up against the Germans, trig- gering a military siege that will kill at least 56,000 people within a month; the ghetto held 500,000 Jews only two and a half years earlier, but most have been taken away to extermination camps." (Source: "2194 Days of War," W.H. Smith Publishers, Inc.) The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Jewish uprising against the Nazis in Warsaw was marked this past Sunday. A new monument commemorating the role of children in the revolt was dedicated. It is a monument of brick and barbed wire - noting that often little boys even of By FATHER JOSEPH ZILIAK COLUMNIST A system of ropes and hooks were used to hoist food aver the brick wall of the ghetto to those on the inside. Of course it was dangerous• Many were killed with a swift bullet. Their days of courage silenced! Courage and death-definace silenced but not forgotten• If you were to travel to Warsaw today, you would see signs of that past and remember. The past is marked by an absence of ruins, but rather bv the re-birth of a grand and giorious city. The old city, the center city of its begin- nings, was totally devastated by the Nazi storm troopers in December 1944. Systematically the narrow and tall buildings surrounding the cen- tral square of the old town were dynamited• The Nazis were very precise in record keeping• The destruction was chronicled on film. The visitor can view that film today in a rebuilt building on that central square. The square looks just as it did before World War II. The interiors of the buildings are very A few blocks distant from the square is the ghetto area• At the edge is a monument built int0' a landscaped crosswalk area. They are figures those who did heroic acts during the Warsaw uprising• Another monument at the edge ghetto area pays tribute to the sadness remem" bering the loss of people and talent. . The ghetto itself is no longer there. a large grassy plaza surrounded by new ment buildings. The memories come from ing what happened there• We don't always learn, though. Just a hundred miles south of Warsaw, a brutal cleansing" is taking place today. Translate into killing a group of people who are than those with more power. Translate that into people who wish to control the land and re- sources held by the smaller and less armed people. There are no wails in Bosnia. There is clearly defined ghetto. But the same fs happening• Would to God we bring this brutalitv to an end so we do not have to ber this at a distance of 50-years. [ .... for the .... [ Pray l Sdyno • illl I : I I II I I IIIII II IIIII I II NEXT YEAR, JERUSALEM Fr. Henry Kuykendall is organizing a pilgrimage to Israel in April 1994. Slide presentation & planning at Nativity, Tuesday, April 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 476-7186 for information. NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH 3635 POLLACK --- 476-7186 FRIED CHICKEN DINNERS $5.00 adults  $2.50 under 10 Sunday, May 16 & June 6 -- 11:30 - 3:00 BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DEAF The Catholic Diocese of Evansville is spon- soring a Bible study class on the Gospel of John every Saturday, 4:00 p.m., using ASL video tapes, Catechist and Interpreter. Total Communication Mass at 5:00 p.m. II I I II I I I I George McCullough demonstrates chemical processes to students at Evansville; the demonstration is part of his Eagle Scout project. He is a member of tion Church. Above, McCullough talks with Amanda Davidson, Megan Baumgart, Jill Katie Keller and Scott Owen. Ubscbe Hi-Tech Sheet Metal IrtC:-_. ...... Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating k Cool tO Installation Sales & Service ]422"9242 i Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third II i i tl Peoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P.O. Box 191 LINTON, INDIANA 47441 IIII I II Thinking of SEL. LING? OUtNE EMGE CLEM BEHME - 423-41572 425-8916 SALLY HELFRICH RITTER 424-7586 We would be happy to perform a Market Value Appraisal of your property and explain our marketing plan to you REALTORS --"  • 464-B991 EVANSVILLE SERVICE AND SHOPPING FOR THE BEST PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMNERCLL (FREE ESTIMATES) GRANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. 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