James Hoyt, one of the first Americans to witness the brutality of Buchenwald, a concentration camp my grandfather did time in, died Monday in his rural home in Iowa. Hoyt, who told his story to author Stephen Bloom for an upcoming book called "The Oxford Project" stumbled onto the camp and as a result still suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder until the day he died. He was a good man and a quiet hero.
I only found one other original article that mentioned Hoyt. All the rest were just quotes or reposts of the CNN article...Reuters and the AP didn't even bother to cover it.
Here's the thing...check out both articles.
Did you read them? If so, read them again. Count how many times the word "Jew" or "Jewish" appears.
I'll give you a hint...it's less than one. In a story about a guy who liberated a concentration camp full of starving, beaten and tortured Jews.
RIP Private Hoyt. It's a shame, but this world is running out of people like you.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Posted by RonMossad at 10:28 PM