Dear editor:
I am not a Jew. Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I watched a movie entitled “Holocaust”. It was showed a little every day on tv, in Brazil. And every day I cried and asked how could that horror have happened. Was it real? Or was just a movie?! The last day of the movie they showed images from ships carring those who survived that tragedy back to Israel. Then I realized that the Holocaust was real, that it really happened.
For many years, all I knew about the Holocaust was what I saw in that movie. Until I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a member of the church, I was taught about it, and I have gained a great respect for all the Jewish people that through the ages have brought essential lessons of life and endurance to all of us.
I sincerely do not know how the Jewish names got in the “Mormon database”. I did not submit names other than from my family tree, and I am not a descendent of the Jewish Nation. The reason we do genealogy is that we believe that families are forever. The “names” in the church database are not just names. For us, each name identify a son or daughter of God who still real. Part of a family, that we honor and keep sacred and remember forever. Inside the temples there is a soft atmosfere of reverence and deep respect for those who have passed on and left us a heritage, a legacy we strive to follow. We do remember the precious souls who passed on, we don’t have them for lost, but found!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, its leaders and its members will always treasure the legacy of love, endurance, perseverance and faith left by those who came before us, specially the victims of the Holocaust.

My sincere regards,
Lucie Randall