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April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh woman survived Holocaust at Latrobe service

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:42 pm

“Throw Mama from the train a kiss” — and then read this story about a Pittsburgh woman.

The title of my blog post today is a headline from a news article which you can read at:

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A Pittsburgh woman who survived the Holocaust as a child in Greece will speak at the 30th annual Westmoreland County Yom HaShoah Interfaith Service on April 11.

Yolanda Avram Willis, 83, will recount the story that is told in her 2017 book:

A Hidden Child in Greece: Rescue in the Holocaust .”

The service, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1325 Mission Road, Latrobe, is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.

Willis was 6 when the Axis powers invaded Greece. Her family and other Greek Jews initially fled to Crete.

She has attributed her survival to the efforts of Greek Orthodox families, clergy and others.

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Come to California, all you criminals yearning to be free

Filed under: California — furtherglory @ 11:58 am

You can read the sad story of California in this news article:

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The federal government’s attack on California’s “sanctuary state” laws is growing angry, grassroots heads.

After California moved to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials in October, Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Bacerra were met with swift retaliation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who sued them and the state, alleging that three of the state’s new laws (including Senate Bill 54) overstepped their rights as a state and violated the US Constitution’s Supremacy Clause. (It’s the same argument the Department of Justice makes in another suit it filed against California this week, over jurisdiction in sales of federal land.) But while California officials await their days in court, a new resistance is being mounted from within.

In March, the small city of Los Alamitos was the first to announce that they would put their commitment to federal law over state regulations, drafting an ordinance that would let them opt out of state-level sanctuary laws. Emboldened, other cities in Orange and San Diego Counties are drafting exemption ordinances of their own. They’re the conservative mirror to the wave of liberal sanctuary cities like West Palm Beach, Fla., and Dallas County, Tex., that have pushed back against their conservative home state’s strict immigration enforcement.

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