Listen as a Holocaust survivor shares his firsthand view of the massacre that happened in a Pittsburgh synagogue. His message will bring you to tears.
On the Sabbath morning of October 27, 2018, an anti-semite barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 Jewish people. The massacre shook the Jewish community of Pittsburgh as well as the Jewish community in the world at large. It even affected those in Pittsburgh who are not Jewish.
How can this kind of hate exist? The Pittsburgh massacre occurred in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. And a wicked man ruined that peace.
This attack was the deadliest on Jews in American history. People all over the world are feeling the pain.
Holocaust Survivor’s Message
Judah Samet survived the Holocaust when he was just 7 years old. He went on and eventually served in the Israel Defense Forces.
Samet sadly witnessed the Pittsburgh massacre and the murder of so many Jews. And sadly, it was not the first time he saw evil people murdering Jews.
But Judah Samet has a message. After witnessing such horrors as a child and again as an older man, Samet said something profound. The interviewer asked him, “What is your message to those who hate, and what is your message to those who did this?” Samet said that after his brother was murdered in one of the wars in Israel, he was asked, “Do you hate the Arabs?” He said, “Jews don’t have hatred in their DNA. They don’t know how to hate. In fact, we feel sorry for them.”
Judah said about himself, “I’m a tough guy.”
Judah Samet proudly represents the Jewish people and how “tough” they truly are.