Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tommy Tours #5

The adventure continues..... This time it was unexpected. We decided to walk around the Old City walls from the Zion Gate to the Jaffa Gate and as we walked we noticed a small sign at the cemetery saying "Oscar Schindler" when we went inside the small cemetery we were greeted by this old man who pointed out where he was buried. Oscar Schindler was famous (Stephen Spielberg made an Oscar award winning movie about him) in that he saved many Jews from the Nazi' during WWII. In a nutshell, at the end of his life the Jewish people moved him to Israel where he lived his end of life here in the Holy Land. A great honor to visit his grave. In Israel to show respect and to show that you were there visiting someones grave you put a stone on top.

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