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MY MESSAGE TO RACHEL DOLEŽAL

 

June 2015

 

(Rachel is an American girl whose parents assert that she is of German/Czech origin, but she claims to be of African origin. She, allegedly, does it to assist the black people and to do that she infiltrated Afro-American organisations and even attained high positions in some of them.)

 

Once upon a time when I lived in a Central European country I had neighbours who were German and had a Czech name - Doležal. My family had a German name – Zehr  - and were Czech.

 

 We got on very well together and should have lived happily ever after,except for the emergence of a fanatic, who decided that in order to survive one had to be Germanic or at least an Aryan. To have  blond hair and blue eyes would be an advantage. That created a problem for my neighbours, who, whilst qualifying racially, muddied the waters by possessing such a grotesque Slavic name. No worries, the way to fix it is just to change the name ever so slightly. Make it Dohlenschal and you’ve got it, problem fixed.

 

 For them, but not for us! The local ideology decided that the bulk of the population, the Slavic Czechs, should be fazed out. I was too young to comprehend all of this and I carried on my friendship with my neighboring young Dohlenschal. We used to go skiing; just a hop and step over the back fence and only some three km to the nearest hill. Sounds idyllic and when you are young the notion of something dangerous that would end this glorious life is quite unthinkable.

 

But that state was not to be. My German friend joined the HJ (Hitler Youth), was shipped to the Russian front – in winter – as soon as he reached the ripe age of 16. My friend did not last a week at the front and he never returned. In the meantime half of my family was gone too, presumably in concentration camps.

 

My message to Rachel (Doležal) is this: you are lucky to live in a country that tolerates, sometimes badly, a co-existence of peoples of different race, colour, ethnicity and religious belief. Help the underpriviliged by all means, but don‘t forget your heritage and stay proud of it.

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SLAVS

Czech,  Slovaks, Ukrainians, Russians, Poles, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes  Montenegrens

Bulgarians (partly Turkic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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