Holocaust Daughter Proposes Shoah Denier William Latson Dialogue with Survivors
Former Florida High School Principal says Holocaust is not fact but is urged to talk with Survivors.
Latson, who was the principal of the Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, has been removed from his post pending further investigation because of his controversial comments.
Bonnie Glogover is the daughter of Holocaust survivor, Stanley (Szlamek) Jackson Glogover, (1925 –2013), a late resident of Aventura, Fl. As a teenager, Stanley lived through dangerous and brutalizing years in Auschwitz and survived by faith and prayer until the liberation of the camp in 1945.
"I want Principal Latson to know that my father's losses began on the very first day he and his family were ordered off the freight cars at Birkenau," says Bonnie.
"His mother, two younger brothers under 12, and a baby sister named Itka, were sent to the so-called showers, aka the gas chambers. These
innocents were murdered that afternoon. My father and his father were remanded to the labor detail. They never saw my grandmother and her children again."
The Glogover clan of Stanley's generation lost over 40 members to the senseless slaughter of the Holocaust. After the war, homeless and alone, he wandered through every DP camp in Europe searching for any remaining family. At the last site he looked, Stanley miraculously found his father alive! Together, they emigrated to America to begin a new life.
"Holocaust deniers should have the integrity and insight to look at hard at the historical evidence." comments Bonnie. "The Nazi regime organized the mass arrests and murder of millions of people from many European nations. This was enacted with a well-organized infrastructure and an efficient administration fanatically obsessed with written orders and detailed paperwork on whom to detain and whom to kill."
"The Nazi's undeniable records reside in many archives in Europe. Mr. Latson, as an educator, should find it in his heart and mind to do the right thing and commit himself to the appropriate research. There are many aging survivor groups in Florida where he could step up and hear first-hand about their WWII experiences. I challenge him to so!"
How to put healing and empathy on this difficult and painful condition?
"It would be a great blessing," says Bonnie, "if Mr. Latson had the openness to sit down with the Holocaust survivors of Florida, especially in Boca Raton, and just listen to their stories. Healing cannot begin until we come up close and personal and witness the suffering of others. Compassion and understanding is the answer."
Bonnie recently honored her late father and all victims of genocide worldwide, past and present, by creating the I REMEMBER BRACELET. A percentage of purchases of the bracelet will be donated to the USC Shoah Foundation.
To explore the USC Shoah Foundation's mission, testimony collection and Stronger Than Hate initiative, visit: https://sfi.usc.edu/