The American Thanksgiving holiday is a personal favorite. It’s the least commercial holiday and a welcome break from routine. We can gather as friends and family, relax, eat well, and breathe a deep breath before the onset of Christmas preparation and frenzy. I think thanksgiving and hope go hand in hand – thanks for what has happened, and hope for what is to come.
There are many phrases or names from concentration camps known better in German, as they were known then, rather than if they are referred to in their English names. Henry spoke of them in German, history books speak of them in German, and thus I will refer to them in German, with explanations.
In March 1940 the Russian NKVD (secret police) murdered 22,000 Polish Army officers and reservists in the Katyn Forest. Today war memorials in honor of those killed in the Katyn Forest can be found in most towns and villages.
Bask, a Polish Arabian horse, was a very influential and well known Polish Arabian Horse in the 1960’s. He was the 1964 U.S. National Halter Champion.