Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Following on from my recent post mentioning Victor Frankl, I heard a story on the radio today which I found deeply moving. Commenting on the new Hero of the Holocaust medal, a British film maker mentioned a story told by the French wartime heroine Andree Peel. She spoke of how, in the first concentration camp to which she was sent, she saw a nun choose to take the place of another woman, who was hysterical, in the line for the gas chambers. The nun gave up her life willingly so that the other could live. Peel, and those honoured today, along with many others, chose to stand up against tyranny. Faced with the same choice, how many of us would really be brave enough to do likewise?