Ohio mission faces sobering issues on trip through Israel
Saturday, November 07, 1998
By VINDU P. GOEL
PLAIN DEALER REPORTER
JERUSALEM — From the Holocaust to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, death has played a critical role in the identity and history of Israel.
Traveling in Israel on a weeklong study trip, a group of 40 Northeast Ohio business, civic and religious leaders spent yesterday seeing firsthand some of the ways that death has shaped this land, which is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
As a perpetual flame sent smoke through a hole in the ceiling, William B. Summers and his daughter Kelly laid a wreath of sunflowers on a grave containing the ashes of Jews from every Nazi death camp.
Cleveland Live News
1998 THE PLAIN DEALER.
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Webmaster note: The miracle about this story is that we have been told for years that some of the so-called death camps were so well obliterated by the Nazis before the end of the war that there is virtually no trace of them. Here, however, not only have they located each and every “death camp,” they have retrieved ashes that for years have been said not to exist. It’s a miracle!