Just a few days ago, the world lost one of its greatest Holocaust heroes - and you've probably never even heard of him: Felix Opatowksi. Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it's only fitting that I share his memory - and introduce you to the memories he has shared to prevent another Holocaust.
Anti-Semitism has vehemently returned to Europe within living memory of the Holocaust.
Amid a sense of siege and emergency, there is talk of a mass exodus of Jewish people – Europe's oldest ethnic minority. Look at Paris. And Brussels: Four people murdered in the Jewish museum ... a synagogue ... firebombed. In London, a major supermarket forced to remove kosher food from its shelves for fear that it would incite a riot.
These are but a few examples. But after what happened during the Holocaust, I shouldn’t have any examples.
So let's use Felix's book - and his resiliency and perseverance - as an example to set moving forward.
Find Your Why: A Life-Changing Chat With Navy SEAL Vet Sean Haggerty Of History Channel's ‘The Selection’
Since I was 6 years old, my greatest fear has always been death. So, at 10 years old, when I hit my head on a waterslide and nearly drowned in the shallow end, I became deathly afraid of water. Soon after, an attempt at swimming lessons proved futile. At 16, and again at 19, I wouldn't even go into one of the most magical places on Earth that I had always wanted to experience: The Dead Sea - where it's impossible to sink. Now at 5-feet tall I'm shorter than most puddles, so without the ability to swim, I simply avoided bodies of water for years. Until that eventful day, when I told one of the biggest lies of my life ...
You see, I wanted to be on radio. There were no on-air openings for a kid with zero experience, so I decided to create one: "Danger Girl" - a quirky, on-air stunt character.
COMING SOON: A Life-Changing Chat With Navy SEAL Vet Sean Haggerty From History Channel's 'The Selection'
UPDATE: I've received many enquiries asking when this story will be posted ... I will share it with you - exclusively - right here right now: Find Your Why: A Life-Changing Chat With Navy SEAL Vet Sean Haggerty of History Channel's 'The Selection'
I just had a conversation with a man who has risked his life to save lives as a Navy SEAL sniper. And that's just part of the incredible challenges he's endured - and overcome. If you need the secrets to success, don't read my upcoming feature on Sean Haggerty. (And don't read anything that talks about the "secrets to success," because there are no "secrets" to it.) If you need to gain clarity, perspective, motivation and direction in your life ... You won't want to miss it. Also, don't miss my new favourite TV show The Selection: Special Operations Experiment. It will be your new favourite TV show too. It's kinda like a self-help book that you don't have to read.