March 22 – 31, 2015 – Our Last Ten Days in Naples – Including the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum

We were invited to join three other couples on day-long pontoon boat ride from Henderson Creek,
DSC_0111which abuts our resort, out into the Inter-coastal waterway,
2015-03-25 - Debbie on Boat (a), Naples Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FLpast the Isle of Capri and Marco Island and on to Goodland for lunch at a riverside restaurant.
LIttle Bar Restaurant, Goodland, FL - 2015-03-25The trip was fantastic … winding through just a few of the 10,000 islands.
DSC_0116Passing and being entertained by Osprey,

Osprey in Nest, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25 Osprey Overhead, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25Glaucous Gulls,
Glaucous Gulls, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25Pelicans,

Pelican, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25 Pelican on Wing, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25a Bald Eagle on a distant tree
Bald Eagle, Henderson Creek, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25and dolphins racing alongside our boat.
Dolphin (a) along Intercoaastal, Naples, FL - 2015-03-25As we left earlier in the day, we noticed a small cypress tree which had taken root on an oyster “island”.
DSC_0008By the time we returned, the rising tide had overtaken the “island”, leaving just the leaves visible.

DSC_0124

 

Beginning last Wednesday, Debbie spent five days with her two best friends from our days in Yardley, one of whom has a condo in North Naples,

Wendy's Condoas they try to get together for a week of “girl time” every year or two.

2015-03-30 - Wendy,  Debbie and Jane, Mercado, Naples, FL a
Meanwhile, I finished our taxes, got a chance for a couple of rounds of golf, went to the movies with some friends, washed the car and began preliminary packing for our departure from warm and sunny Naples on April 1st.

While doing some paperwork this past Saturday evening, I caught the glimmer of red and orange out of the corner of my eye. It turned out to be one of the most incredible sunset skies I’d seen in a long time!
Sunset (b), Naples Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FL - 2105-03-29
Monday, I joined Debbie and her friends for lunch
2015-03-30 - Jane,  Debbie and Wnedy, Mercado, Naples, FL (1)before heading back to our RV resort.

Today is our last day in Naples and after stowing tables, chairs, our grill and other outside items … while Debbie did the laundry … we decided to drive to the Naples Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which we’d tried to visit twice before only to find it closed.

The museum is well worth visiting!

DSC_0016The Museum’s primary mission is to augment five area school districts in their mandate to teach all Florida students about the Holocaust; as the state is one of only six nationwide with such a requirement.  Annually, it provides classes, both on site and at area schools, about the Holocaust, frequently including survivors of the NAZI camps. In addition the some 25,000 students it reaches annually, some 5,000 visitors tour the museum … which has excellent tour guides who explain in chronological detail … through pictures, news articles, letters and other materials (including a traveling boxcar used to transport victims to concentration and extermination camps across NAZI-occupied Europe) … the evolution, execution and aftermath of this horrific period of history. Naples Holocuast Museum (a), Naples, FL - 2105-03-31Naples Holocuast Museum (b), Naples, FL - 2105-03-31Naples Holocuast Museum (c), Naples, FL - 2105-03-31Naples Holocuast Museum (d), Naples, FL - 2105-03-31Having previously visited both the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and Yad Vashem,

Yad Vasham - 1980-07a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem, we were prepared for some of the photos and history we were about to experience. Still, many of the scenes or man’s inhumanity to man were incredibly disturbing … and belie the “Holocaust deniers” who would have people believe the Holocaust never occurred.

Holocaust (f)Holocaust (a)Holocaust (b)Holocaust (d)Holocaust (c)1389.2 Holocaust B

Some interesting facts about the Holocaust which we didn’t know:

11 Companies That Surprisingly Collaborated with the NAZIs

Holocaust (g)In the case of IBM, its famed punch card and card sorting system-a precursor to the computer. IBM, primarily through its German subsidiary, made Hitler’s program of Jewish destruction a technologic mission the company pursued with chilling success. IBM Germany, using its own staff and equipment, designed, executed, and supplied the indispensable technologic assistance Hitler’s Third Reich needed to accomplish what had never been done before-the automation of human destruction. More than 2,000 such multi-machine sets were dispatched throughout Germany, and thousands more throughout German-dominated Europe. Card sorting operations were established in every major concentration camp. People were moved from place to place, systematically worked to death, and their remains cataloged with icy automation.

Holocaust (h)During the Holocaust, the most respected German corporations used slave labor, including BMW, Daimler-Benz (Mercedes-Benz), Messerschmitt, and Krupp. Though they were not forced to use slaves, they nevertheless used them as “good business practice.” Additionally, I.G. Farben, a German chemical industry conglomerate, invested more than 700 million Reich marks to build a huge petrochemical plant at Auschwitz III, which was staffed by human slaves

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

During WWII, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.

In 1945, Eisenhower predicted that people would try to deny the Holocaust, so he urged the press to come.

Holocaust (i)During WWII, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.

Hitler never visited a single concentration camp.

Although many people refer to all Nazi camps as “concentration camps,” there were actually a number of different kinds of camps, including concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and transit camps.  Six camps served as the main killing centers, all in Poland: Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Chelmno, Auschwitz/Birkenau, and Majdanek.

The first concentration camp was Dachau, established on March 20, 1933

Bergen-Belson was the first camp to be liberated by Western Allied officers on April 15, 1945

Between 1945 and 1985, approximately 5,000 convicted Nazi war criminals were executed and 10,000 were imprisoned.

This entry was posted in Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to March 22 – 31, 2015 – Our Last Ten Days in Naples – Including the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum

  1. Codyvrb says:

    Cara: Ya, and I think simply being actually understanding, or a minimum of in my experience, it has all the time been the more you understand about who you might be and are good with who you’re going into a relationship, the better the connection will probably be. Whether a person is sixteen or sixty, their date is going to evaluate them at the least partly by their look. Being open in your dialog will at all times show you how to to grasp the opposite particular person in a greater means, when on an online dating site. Dating websites are all good and generally they help folks discover partners however people should be circumspect about what they discover. Indian dating web sites in India does assist rather a lot in bounding a superb rapport and emotions between couples or singles who wish to enter into marital bliss. There are numerous different things that have nothing to do with imaginative and prescient impairment that’s occurring. And though it has many things in it that we can’t management, we all the time have full power over what happens subsequent. Cara: Hi Empish, this is Cara, and I’ve Harley Thomas here with me on Blind Living Radio.

    Harley: My name’s Harley Thomas. Harley: I see. So you are very busy. It’s been a really rewarding expertise as a result of it provides to assets and data and that personal goal of finding info for someone who’s visually impaired but hearing these stories which are written by people who are also visually impaired and about their day-to-day life. They may use this info to blackmail or bother folks later. And we get together as soon as a month on a conference name to form of provide you with topics, ideas, and things that we expect people would wish to know about. Empish: I believe I do know what you imply. Empish: Sure, positive. I’m in the Atlanta area and i work at a vision rehabilitation middle here in Atlanta. Empish: Fine. I’m doing properly. Cara: Ok, I get to say it since I’m the one that has a visual impairment. It’s a solution to be playful and keep your date interested sufficient to ask you out on a second one.

    You may always perform the asiame scam preliminary process of meeting new folks in the digital world which would not bother you in any manner. And you may meet folks right there at those same spots. Harley: And I think dating at the same time as sighted people, I believe the same thing applies. So you know, I can undoubtedly relate to what you’re saying on that and I believe most likely most of our listeners can as nicely. Well, if you are visually impaired or blind then that doesn’t quite work so properly. And once more, that is one thing that sighted folks do as properly. In the contemporary quick phased life, people hardly ever find enough time to identify life partners. Don’t expect to search out your life partner with a couple of mouse clicks. You might have a couple of wrinkles. While choosing, certain components must be considered – variety of members, features, what makes them stand apart from different standard courting websites, the target market, and added points that makes them common courting sites. What happens, then, if a brand new online dating site which is an addition to the other free dating websites, tries to include an progressive concept into the standard online dating world routine?

    Mr Dobbie categorically denied the corporate despatched communications to be able to tempt free members to pay subscriptions. There are a lot of sites which give Online Dating and that too freed from cost. Were you aware there is ZERO evidence for fitting algorithms really working? Some customers are additionally there to harass and depart lewd feedback. But it’s a sort of how you set yourself on the market. So you must kind of work out another technique to type of labor round some of that stuff. If you happen to love socializing then online dating is an effective way to seek out new folks and particular relationships. Either manner, this is one other manner of hunting down these solely wanting informal relationships. One Bengalurian, nevertheless, has found a unique means to make use of it to advantage. Everyone around you is using them that even when you don’t want to use them, you continue to end up downloading them and utilizing them. Even before the presence of the internet, singles had been in a position to connect via commercials, newsgroups and bulletin board providers, however such encounters were very restricted and infrequently considered to be incidental.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *