Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day Speech, November 9, 2018, at Zionsville Community High School, in Zionsville, Indiana: "How We As American Warriors Practice Principles and Ethics As We Prosecute War"

I gave this speech to the Zionsville Community High School, in Zionsville, Indiana, on November 9, 2018, twice because they have such a large student body.

Mr. Tim East is the principle but most of my work and preparation was done with Mr. Matt Walter, assistant principle.

One of the students at this high school is Max Martin and I am assisting him to enter the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The students and faculty gave  me such a warm welcome that I was overwhelmed by the reception.

The speech went well both times at 10:00 and 10:45 AM because the student body is so large they can't fit them all into auditorium at the same time.

After each program or convocation that included my speech the students overwhelmed me with "thank you's", handshakes, and many of them wanting to take a picture with them and I.

It was a very warming experience and I would say to anyone that has complaints about the young people of today that they come to Zionsville Community High School and they will see some of the finest young people you would encounter anywhere, anytime.

Thank you Mr. East and Mr. Walter for the opportunity to be of service to your student body.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

CHRISTIANS and friendship, or not...


It's been my experience that CHRISTIANS don't want to be your friend or develop long standing relationships. They're modus operandi is for them to look at you, make a determination, if they think you have already been saved, they may say, "Hello" from time to time, and even invite you to their church or Bible Study.

What they are looking for is "fresh meat" what I mean by that is someone that they determine has not been "saved" a presumptuous judgment, even if it is a judgment, it's a judgment nonetheless that you need "saving". Once they have made that determination that you need saving they go to work on you with the "full press court" till they get you saved.

Once they have gotten you either saved or made a determination that you are not going to allow yourself to be saved their way or up to their stands they drop you like a bad habit, and move onto the next piece of "fresh meat." Then it's onward and upward and/or thus and such!

How's that for a judgment about one of the most significant movements in the evolution of mankind in 7 sentences or thereabouts. Don't hear this as a negative criticism because it is not. Christianity is a wonderful thing! The only problem is that it is left in the hands of human beings and therein lies the problem.

As fuked up as the human race is how can there be any other outcome other than the "bastardization" of Christianity! I know there are some saints but too few to go around!! Now, if I said this about some other religions whose name I won't mention other than the first letter starts with an "M" and the last letter might be "m", also, they would put out a directive, something called a thing that starts with an "f" and ends with a "shit, I don't know cause I can't read that language" but I'd have a line of people at my door trying to kill me!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Holocaust Documentation Committee
177 Kent Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222   (516) 352-7125



Hitler’s SS Guards changed the name of Walter Kolodziejek (above) after he was arrested
and sent to Auschwitz in the summer of 1940, just a few weeks after the Germans opened
it.   He was only 18 then.  The day he arrived he came to be known as Auschwitz prisoner
#2254 and has worn that number on his chest ever since.  

It was only the first Polish prisoners like Mr. Kolodziejek who had their number put on
their chest.  Almost all of these early Polish prisoners who survived the camp have already
died and Mr. Kolodziejek is believed to be the only one still living with this kind of tattoo.  

BROOKLYN, NY…With the passing of 2016 and our hopes in a new year I reflect on my father’s 95th birthday on January 28, 2017, the passage of time, humanity, and his legacy as a Polish Catholic Holocaust survivor. It is nothing short of extraordinarily good

fortune and his deep faith in God that spared my father’s life during 5 years of unthinkable Nazi brutality.

Waclaw Kolodziejek was arrested in August 1940 in Warsaw as a teenager.  His crime:  being Polish.  And he was Catholic.  It took many days in a crowded standing room only cattle car train before he was unloaded in Auschwitz concentration camp.  He found himself in the company of hundreds of thousand of other Catholic Poles just like him.  Auschwitz was not yet completed, so my father was forced to finish this Nazi order.

Auschwitz concentration camp was specifically constructed by the Nazis initially to imprison Poles.  From 1940 to 1942 Auschwitz prisoners were almost exclusively Polish Christians.  1941 saw the first exterminations of these Polish Christian prisoners.  From 1942 to 1944 Jews were delivered to Auschwitz in the Nazi “Final Solution”.  Even in 1943 the Nazis killed Polish Christian prisoners by hanging in the largest public execution in Auschwitz.

Many of these Polish Christian prisoners not killed in the gas chambers or individual executions, died of starvation, forced labor, and medical experiments.  My father suffered forced labor, starvation, medical experimentation, and torture.  Throughout he refused to succumb to death.  His unbreakable endurance was remarkable, and the Nazis nicknamed him “hard as stone”. 

He was condemned to death and tattooed on his chest with “2254”.  In June 2009 Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum's Director of Research explained this Nazi branding:

"The difficulties in identifying the corpses increased... tattooing was done with a special metal stamp, holding interchangeable numbers made up of needles approximately one centimeter long. This device allowed the whole serial number to be punched at one blow onto the prisoner's left upper chest.  Ink was then rubbed into the bleeding wound. The POWs being tattooed were so weak that they had to lean against the wall in order not to fall over under the impact of the tattooing punch.  Other exhausted prisoners, whose physical condition indicated the likelihood of their imminent death, began to be tattooed... There is only a handful of Polish survivors with numbers tattooed on their chests!!!  The use of the metal tattooing stamp proved to be impractical.  A single-needle device was introduced, which pierced the outlines of the serial-number digits.  The site of the tattoo was later changed to the left forearm."

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum believes that my father may be the last remaining Holocaust survivor from one of the first transports into Auschwitz with a number on his chest.  My father has always worn this “2254” tattoo as a badge of Nazi defiance that encapsulates his determination to live despite all odds, a symbol of his witness and testimony to 5 years of Nazi atrocity upon humanity.

Some Holocaust survivors could not or would not discuss their experiences of terror committed by the Nazis.  But my family lived my father’s near-death horrors each and every day.  My sister and I grew up listening to his recollections daily.  He lived his life never forgetting what the Nazis did and he never let his children forget.

For a good portion of his 72 years as a Holocaust survivor since the concentration camps were liberated in 1945 he has suffered an indignity that still prevails.  The subject of the Holocaust as it pertains to Christian Poles continues to be met with ignorance and outright distortions to its history. 

It is no secret that Hitler’s Generalplan Ost (General Plan East) was a plan to colonize Central and Eastern Europe, implemented by genocide and ethnic cleansing, and that Nazis viewed Slavic People as inferior.  It is no secret that Poland’s territories have always been geographically and strategically valuable, and historically fought over.  It is no secret that on August 22, 1939 Hitler ordered his commanders to:

“kill without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language.”

Nazi crimes claimed the lives of 3 million Christian Poles and 3 million Polish Jews.

Yet my father, along with fellow Polish Christian Holocaust survivors, has been met with abject exclusion in references to the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors by those that want to claim the Holocaust their own.  He has had to endlessly justify his very existence as a Nazi victim and as an Auschwitz survivor.

On this 95th birthday I wish to celebrate my father’s life, defined as a Holocaust survivor, and wish him a Happy Birthday.  We celebrate his life in defiance of Heinrich Himmler’s dark intent:

"All Poles will disappear from the world.... It is essential that the great German people should consider it their major task to destroy all Poles."

As we begin a new year in 2017 I wish our world peace that includes acknowledgment, inclusion, and deep respect for our Polish Christian Holocaust survivors that is so deserved and overdue.  My hope is for a balanced reference of the Holocaust that correctly tells its history for future generations to learn from.  It is a responsibility that benefits humanity and the legacy of all who suffered the Holocaust.

(Readers who want to join his daughter Patricia Kolodziejek in wishing Mr. Waclaw Kolodziejek a Happy Birthday may respond to PO Box 294, North Chelmsford, MA 01863).
Contact:  Frank Milewski
              (516) 352-7125