Never forget history as we stand on top of a cliff
This is a very sad, sobering image.
This 17-year-old girl chose to die rather than accept Socialism and name her anti-Nazi associates in February of 1943. . Every kid in the USA should see this photo and be taught about this girl's fate and the choices she made.
Her answer to the Nazi Socialists who offered to free her and not hang her if she gave up the names of her fellow fighters was ~
"You will know them when they come to avenge me."
▪︎ First came economic collapse in the 1920's.
▪︎ Then came the rise of Socialism on a national model.
▪︎ Then began oppression of those deemed the cause of the economic collapse.
▪︎ Then the socialists banned personal firearms because the socialists intended to do something they feared the people would not want and would be willing to fight against.
▪︎ Then came the nooses.
There is a term the survivors used at the end.
"Nie Wieder" Never Again.
The term is still relevant today. The only difference between socialists today and socialists then is [WHAT] ?
We've seen how devastating a medical crisis can be even to a strong economy. Our economy teeters on the brink... We need to remember the lessons of HISTORY.
Seventeen-year-old Lepa Radić was a Bosnian Serb who fought with the partisans during WWII, but she never got to see the Nazis lose the war.
In February 1943, Lepa was captured. The Nazis tied a rope around her neck, but offered her a way out. All she had to do was reveal her comrades' and her leaders' identities.
Lepa responded: “You will know them when they come to avenge me.”
THIS is why we need HISTORY to live on and to leave it alone.
▪︎ HISTORY helps us become.
▪︎ HISTORY helps us evolve.
▪︎ HISTORY let's us never forget.
This brave girl deserves to be remembered . SHE DESERVES THE IMMORTALITY OF HISTORY.