By Frank Flegel
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men is the opening line of a 1930s radio drama. It came to mind while interviewing one of four Regina Catholic School Division teachers who took part in a summer course and tour of the infamous holocaust concentration camps in Germany and Poland.
Ada Paez teaches history at M.C. O’Neil Catholic High School in Regina. “I always thought they had to be mad, insane, but they were ordinary intelligent men who sat down at breakfast in Wannsee House, Germany, (a suburb of Berlin) a beautiful location by a lake, and methodically planned what do about what they called ‘the Jewish problem’. It was actually quite shocking. You look at these men - they all had PhDs - they were extremely smart, they were not idiots and they came up with this plan. It makes you wonder - How?” said Paez. She has a degree in European history and on one of her own travels visited Dachau, one of the more infamous of the extermination camps. “I...Read More