German Jew asks for help to honor U.S.
By 06/08/2000 00:00:00
Ellis County Press
ENNIS - In a special solo sung by Robert Brazier, minister of music at Anthony Drive Baptist Church, during the Sunday morning worship service May 28 before Memorial Day, he sang of his pride in being an American, but saddened much of the country was moving away from God.
Founders of the United States, its government and constitution in the 1700s, did so on the principles of God and freedom of religion.
Throughout the history of this country, it has been obvious, especially in 20/20 hindsight, to see the U.S., in general, gradually move away from the Lord and Christianity.
Albert Eisenhuth of Ennis, who survived Nazi persecution and World War II as a Jewish boy in Germany during the 1940s, is attempting to lead a crusade to get America´s values back to the way they once were, similar to a half-century ago.
Of all the military from various countries involved in the war, Eisenhuth said, in his thick German accent, he remembered U.S. airplanes were the only ones to drop supplies to his people behind enemy lines.
Eisenhuth said his family escaped the travesties of Adolph Hitler´s troops by pretending not to be Jewish.
American planes dropping supplies became known as 'The Berlin Airlift.'
American soldiers were vital in the freeing of Jews from Nazi prison concentration camps. Eisenhuth recalled going to theaters in Germany to watch movies starring John Wayne, portraying American heroes. You know, the good guys. God and country. Truth, justice and the American way. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Mom and the flag. Loaves of sliced white bread and democracy. The Fourth of July and 'Yankee Doodle Dandy.' 'June Cleaver' in the kitchen (well, maybe not to as go quite that far, huh ladies?).
Eisenhuth said he yearned for America to return to its moral values of yesteryear, such as when Americans could leave their doors unlocked without fear of having possessions stolen.
He said he had always had a great admiration for Americans.
Eisenhuth said he appreciated what this country and its people did for him.
He said he would like to do something in return.
Eisenhuth said he would like to establish a 'Berlin Airlift Foundation' with museum in the U.S. right here in Ellis County.
He said sponsor memberships could possibly be open to the public throughout the country at only $1 per person, if enough people became involved.
Anyone interested in establishing a 'Berlin Airlift Foundation' can call Eisenhuth at 972-875-6837.
Remember, June 14 is Flag Day.