good papa. Now, God, I ask for only one
thing more: bring back my parents, my poor parents who are suffering and who
are such good parents. Protect them even more than me, so that I may see them
again as soon as possible. Let them come back just once. I trust You so
completely that I thank You in advance."
Friends, that little boy's
parents died. The little boy himself took the train to Auschwitz. Perhaps it is
not true that the good are rewarded and the wicked punished. That little boy's
letter might have been from any of those children the Nazis murdered. That is
why I ask you to join me in a common endeavor to seek justice, for without that
there is no true homage to the victims.
The young members of
the LICA came to the support of our cause. On May 11, six of them left for Bonn
armed with pamphlets. Elisabeth Hajdenberg, twenty; René Levy, twenty;
Claude Pierre-Bloch, twenty-eight. They all interrupted debates in the
Bundestag by shouting: "Punish the Nazi war criminals!" and by tossing around
their pamphlets in which was written in both French and German:
Members of the German Parliament, ratify
the February 2, 1971 treaty that Brandt has already signed. Stop letting Nazi
criminals like Lischka live in freedom and respectability.
earned the respect of the whole world, but neither the Bundestag nor German
Expel Ernst Achenbach, an active participant in the
deportation of Jews from France, from the Bundestag.
people were hustled out by the soldiers on guard, but they were not much hurt,
except for Claude Pierre-Bloch, who got a nasty blow in the solar plexus.
At the same time three other young persons Gilles Lagassy, Marc
Pucleleau, and Gaby Khalepski were explaining to reporters in the Bonn
Press Building the reasons for the Bundestag incident.
protest made a great stir in the Federal Republic, for it was the first
demonstration in Germany of French Jews acting as such. All the daily papers
devoted columns to it and printed their pictures. The great quantity of
editorials about it proved that the young LICA members had touched a sensitive
spot. In a few weeks the Germans had to admit that I was not alone.
June 24, 1971, the young LICA members set off for Ger [