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Most of us are not fully aware of the dastardly role that Fascist Hungary played as Hitler’s military ally which included murdering and torturing Jews. This gripping video exposes this missing link.

While on the back of a Nazi-Hungarian truck, Aaron refuses to surrender his watch to the big Hungarian guard who demands it. A furious fight to the death ensues. How does Aaron get out of this dilemma?

Hitler had been emphatic to his armies on the Russian front: NO RETREAT, NO MATTER WHAT. And yet, on January 13, 1943, at the battle of Voronezh, the Jewish slave laborer, Aaron, boldly impersonates the Axis commanders at the front lines, ordering countless platoons of Nazi and Hungarian soldiers to retreat in defiance of Hitler’s orders…shifting the tide of a major battle toward a crushing Nazi defeat. Aaron saves countless numbers of Jewish slaves whom he exhorts to follow him into the forest on the heels of the retreating axis soldiers. (Because some of the video occurs while Aaron is having a meal, subtitles are inserted during those segments for clarity to the viewer).
Aaron and his Zionist comrades felt they had good reason to believe that the Holocaust would not have been nearly as devastating, if not for the passive preachings from most of the orthodox rabbis of Europe. The rabbis preached against organized Jewish military resistance and against Jewish emigration to Palestine. In a stunning revelation, listen as Aaron and his wife Helen relate how the chief kosher butcher and cantor of Bilke declared his Zionist son dead, because he emigrated to Palestine. The rabbis and their followers insisted that the Jews must wait for the Messiah to descend from the heavens to lead the Jewish people to the Promised Land. Similar incidents were occurring all over Eastern Europe, as the rabbis and their fanatic followers hurled stones at the outnumbered Zionists to expel them from Europe. These historical facts have rarely been revealed, which makes for a fascinating video.

When at last Aaron escapes from the Nazis and joins the Russian Army, he becomes enamored with their rousing marching songs. The entire Russian brigade sang the tune together as they drove the Germans out of Russia. Aaron loved music and he sang and played these songs on his mandolin as a youth, so he sang along and bonded with his Russian comrades as brothers. The main marching tune is actually a Ukrainian folk song.

Forty-five years after leaving their home town to the ashes of the War, Aaron and Helen are persuaded by their adult children to return with them to the magical place of their youth.
Aaron grew up as an educated young man in an idyllic town town Eastern Czechoslovakia named Bilke where he ran the family farm. Relations between Jews and Christians were peaceful. But in 1938 Hitler threatened war over Czechoslovakia’s possession of the strategic Sudeten border, where the mountainous high ground gave the Czechs an impregnable defense against a German invasion. Aaron joined the Czech Army and was soon promoted to corporal. Unfortunately, Czechoslovakia’s cowardly allies, Britain and France, were so desperate for peace that they coerced the Czechs into ceding to Hitler the Sudetenland and then disbanded the Czech Army. Within six months, Hitler broke his promise of no more territorial aggression, and Nazi Germany invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia, while Hitler’s Hungarian fascist allies were rewarded with Eastern Czechoslovakia, including Aaron’s hometown. Aaron and his Jewish compatriots were soon indentured as slave laborers under the Hungarian Nazis.

When Aaron and Helen immigrated to America in 1948, Aaron joined his older brothers in the laundry business. In this video, we see a different side of Aaron— his unique sense of humor, which included his ability to make fun of himself, as other family members try to impersonate Aaron, as boss of the laundry plant.

In this entertaining and at times humorous video, Aaron shows how very close he felt to the ideals of US President Ronald Reagan. During the war, Aaron spent many weeks as a prisoner in the Soviet gulags, falsely accused of being a Nazi spy. He proclaimed Reagan to be his favorite president of all time, whose policies brought an end to the Soviet Union. Find out more by watching this most entertaining video.
Sax related an outrageous story to Aaron which occurred before the War. The story is so pungently within Sax’s character, that it helps give us a further sense of the man, and why he became Aaron’s great friend—as well as his gravest bane.

Aaron’s wife Helen grew up in a religious orthodox family. Her two most pious brothers, Hillel and Wolf, aspired to be rabbis. Aaron pokes some good-natured fun at their zealous piety. When Helen’s brother Wolf gets drafted into the Czechoslovakian Army dressed in orthodox garb, he instantly becomes the laughing-stock of the whole regiment, able to speak only Yiddish and Hebrew, refusing to eat the army’s non-kosher food. Although Aaron jokes about Wolf’s plight at first, he soon comes to Wolf’s rescue, risking his own military career, but ingratiating himself with Helen’s family as Wolf’s savior.