The making of 'Silence, the answer from grandpa'

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The story started with pictures that we took to his little ornament that was found in our 'Christmas decorations box'.

We had the pics, but we wanted to make a story, How about Christmas Churches? No!! Most hubber would come with that easily.

Then Like a miracle or inspiration, we said to ourselves, Why don't we search on the Internet' kids hidden in churches during World war II. Then to our surprise we started reading about Holocaust and How priests from the Catholic Churches from al over Europe hid these poor little souls from the rounding of the Nazi Gestapo. We were so shocked by the acts committed by this Party elected in 1933. The name struck us immediately, Father Bruno.

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Ordained in Louvain, Belgium in early 1920's. He learned of the atrocities committed by the Nazis, that were loading Full cargo wagons of Jewish families out of Antwerp and Brussels straight to Auschwitz. Belgium was a Haven for our friends the Jews since early A.D.60, When Roman troops took over Gaulle. To make things short. Dom. Bruno, risked his life and others, just to save these kids. He paid for their education and shelter on Boarding schools from 1942 until way beyond the end of the war. Here are a few of the kids saved by him. You can see the admiration and the joy...just to be around him. I mean, a real Superman with his own glasses and suit.

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This Father was the predecessor of a big Brother. Can you imagine saving 200 kids out of ten of thousands that never made it like Ann Frank? They grew and they never forgot Dom. Bruno, and when the State of Israel was founded in 1947, these kids became professionals and people of value. I was really touched by his Charisma and his soul. Here are the grown up kids in 1979. Father Bruno did save over 380 persons including adults:

Father Bruno in 1979, two years before his death
Father Bruno in 1979, two years before his death | Source

The research was done until 1 a.m. and we were tired... and went to bed. About 9a.m. Sunday 27th, we woke up and started putting together our story. Characters were coming to us and all of them added their own style, and the reading about this Hero helped us a lot. We ended up in tears as we finished our hub...and the dragging was a real one, but made by another cleric priest from Italy. We can tell that the story is about 80% close to what really happened. We couldn't stop writing about the story and there..we had it finally for our fellow readers.

Want to finish with a few word from Ann Frank, " Wish was free to make it to Hollywood. It was my dream and Father Otto, I wanted to smile like Rita Hayworth... but when my diary ended on august 1st 1944. I was getting ready to smile for the Lord"

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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

thank you so much for this Hub. We must never forget the horror of that time in history and the beautiful souls who dared to help others. Vote up


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Father Bruno was a wonderful human being to have saved these children. There were so many others who were not saved.

I was a little confused, Lord, because the title of this Hub is so similar to the other Hub on the same subject, I amost didn't read this one: I thought I had already read it. Thanks for another great Hub. I voted it UP, etc. Good day, friend.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yes, the story told by Anne Frank awakened our eyes on the atrocities brought by war...


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Picklesand rufus,

We might be complaining about our own economy, but there were worst moments in History, included that black Friday back in 1929. There were so many that didn't make it. Actually Ann Frank and her sister died in horrible conditions uncluding Tuberculosis and famine itself. Have a nice one, and glad to see you in here.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi Mary,

You always following your friend. Still in daze about your phot collage from your hub. You are certainly right, this time in history will never be forgotten. There were even nuns that would hide toddlers under their habits. There were these Japanese counsels that were signing Visas even inside the Train that was taking them away. Now we wonder why Adranna Lima and other exhuberant women from Brazil(bundschen) are fair skinned? Their great grandparents were grante asylum and starte a new life there. Thanks Mary for your words...as you see there is so much to talk about and we try our best.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Yes Raciniwa!

Back in 1939, the world changed, exactly on that September 1st. I know that Philippines were invaded by Countries that I do not want to mention, because things have changed and don't want to create controversy. Thanks again My friend!

LORD


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SimpleGiftsofLove 5 years ago from Colorado

You rock lord de cross, I love this story....and know it well, but great presentation, and as always so creative. Up, interesting and beautiful!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Simplegiftsoflove,

Thanks so much!

There is so much to say... and so much left behind. Father bruno's friends, a few of them, from the underground network that helped these orphans got caught and paid with their lives. Can you imagine being a Law enforcement from ICE and get jailtime for helping a few central americans by giving them some odd jobs in order to help them to survive. Just an example of lenidng a hand to humanity and paying for it.

LORD


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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

Lord,

Father Bruno was a great hero, and he was a blessing to so many during this horrible time.

When I read you hub about him, I thought of a little song we sang in Sunday school called,

“This Little Light of Mine, I am going to let it shine, hide it under a bush—NO—I am going to let it shine.” That is what he did, he lit up the Heavens when he reached out to save so many.

He will forever be in my prayers, and now on my mind.

It is a great pleasure to know you as a hub friend—you always soar high above the clouds.

Every day, you enrich my mind and add joy to my heart, with your talent.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi there Bobbi,

So many unknown persons that saved these future Citizens of the world that is amazing how we didn't know much until we bumped into their own stories. The one that we knew so much was about Schlinder's list...and that was sad too. Thanks for your words my friend, a pleasure to be here too.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Mahua,

Well stories about the holocoust abound, but this one came out of an idea, that evolved with a little lit church, a miniature decoration..that wanted to speak its mind, and sure did. Nice to see you again Mahua.

LORD


mikeq107 5 years ago

Great Read My Fellow paddy !!!!

Mike :0)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Fellow Paddy?

That was good, I guess! Happy as a kid on a playground, when I see my friends aroud to read our 'painstakingly done, piece of labor'

Have a good one...and what the heck! pass the Heinessen!

LORD


mikeq107 5 years ago

Fellow Paddy Is Slang for Irishman...in England we are known as Micks and Paddys :0)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks Fellow MP(Mick-paddy)! from this side of the pond!

LORD

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