Sorry to hear that familiar story but you think the US lost 8 fighter jet pilots???<quoted text>I must have been around the same age when I first noticed the numbers tattooed on my father's arm and asked him what they meant. Imagine my disappointment when the explanation wasn't that he and Popeye got drunk one night and decided to get tats, tits and beers in Hong Kong. He was a pretty happy guy but got very, very serious when he explained that there are people in the world who for no reason will always hate Jews and the numbers were the way they kept track of us. It wasn't until much later that I'd matured enough to hear the rest of the story. Long story short, my takeaway was that before the war, my father was the second-youngest of nine kids. After the war he was the only one still alive. That's a lot of Hanukkah gifts I never got and to this day I hold Germany and to a lesser extent Lithuania responsible.
The way I reconcile the haters is that Israel exists. It will always be a source of irritation to those who wish it harm but it is strong enough to defend itself if need be...a condition unavailable to Jews before it's foundation. The louder they complain, the better it is doing it's job of being the one place on earth that is of, by and for Jews.
God Bless America!!!!!!
By the way in Israel some of the younger generation tattooing their grandparents numbers on their forearm, in memory of. Lot of them are still alive.
WE will make sure its NEVER AGAIN. NEVER. NEVER . NEVER.