As the saying goes, those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat. And, in the case of the Nazi pogroms of the 1940s, the reaction from the Jewish community is indicative of the former. As a matter of consensus, it is clear that a “wait and see” or “peace and quiet” attitude and approach does not serve in the best interests of this nation. Ultimately, the Maccabees’ descends, and their ancestors, know from deadly oppression mixed in with attempts of genocide. Yet, the overall history of Jewish diaspora proves to be one of unimagined triumph and perilous trials. Surely, the repeated victories to come from such a peace loving and powerful people are due to heroes such as Albert Einstein, Anne Frank and Adam Milstein.
Certainly, to be counted as one of the most brilliant or courageous within a nation of people and garner worldwide accolades for effecting international change is an honor. However, heroic efforts by modern standards require a more proactive approach and iconic legacy, which Adam Milstein knows from. His story is one of a man who not only accepts the challenges that the world has to offer, but dismantles them for future generations of his kinsmen yet to come.
The feats of personal growth and commitment that make Adam Milstein the father, leader and role model so many admire follow one right after the other. They begin with the gaining of a world view through eyes wide open to the reality of conflict struggle between different nations and states. While time, progress and opportunity wait for no man, the attainment of individual freedom and collective liberties guide him physically across oceans. In retrospect, this sojourn actually heralds the building of a new understanding between his old and new found homeland. Intriguingly enough, Adams’ loyalty to both of these states and their citizens holds no conflict of interest.