This is Isaac Rotenburg’s story.
Isaac was born in 1927 in Boolodva, Poland. He was one of seven children, born to Nathan, a tailor. The family was sent to the Sobibor death camp during the Holocaust.
He and his brother were selected to work in the camp. He had to tie together bundles of victims’ clothes. The rest of the family perished.
With the outbreak of the revolt at Sobibor, Isaac and his brother managed to escape from the camp, but they lost each other mayhem that broke out in the revolt.
Isaac joined the partisans in the woods and went on to travel with them, until captured by a Polish farmer who shackled him in chains in a horse stable. After several months of suffering abuse by the farmer and his family, he managed to escape and join the partisans again.
After the war, he joined the exodus to Israel. The ship was seized off the coast of the country by the British, and all the passengers were transferred to a detention camp in Cyprus.
Isaac reached the shores of Israel in April 1947. A year later he joined the army and fought in the War of Independence in the north, near Kibbutz Manara.
Isaac married Rebecca Diamant and had two children: Zipporah and Pinchas.
He worked as a plasterer and when he reached the age of retirement, decided to continue working several hours a day to keep himself busy.
In 1994, on a Tuesday, Isaac was at work repairing the floor, his knees bent, when two Arab Muslims came in and struck his head with an axe.
And this is where Obama enters Isaac’s story.
Among those slated to be released is Abu-Musa Salam Ali Atia, a Gaza Strip resident and member of the Fatah party who was convicted of murdering Holocaust survivor Isaac Rotenburg as part of an initiation into a Palestinian terror group.
A group of Israeli victims of terror protested the release of these terrorists during a demonstration on Sunday in Jerusalem.
They blamed the United States for pressuring Israel to release the terrorists.
“Secretary of State John Kerry has an agenda that he wants to promote peace in the Middle East, and I think that he somehow pressured or even blackmailed the Prime Minister of the Israeli government into releasing terrorists,” Yossi Zur, a spokesperson for the victims, told the Washington Free Beacon.
Not satisfied with persecuting living Jews, Obama has turned his attention to the dead.