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Samuel Willenberg was one of only 67 people known to have survived the extermination camp -- the site of about 875,000 deaths.
It seems more than coincidental that two powerful French films opening Friday deal with anti-Semitism, albeit in radically different ways. 24 Days dramatizes the 2006 kidnapping of a young Jewish man in Paris; Because I Was a Painter is a documentary about art created by inmates of Nazi camps.
Whereas the North American Holocaust museum deals with the immense crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, the Warsaw museum is focused most of all on of Jewish life.
In light of Holocaust Remembrance Day, two books in particular introduce readers to otherwise unnamed people who endured the Holocaust.
Indeed, when the archaeology team began digging to confirm the lidar results, they uncovered shoes, ammunition, and bones
The Polish officials' harsh condemnation of President Obama's unintentional reference to the camp as Polish rather than German or Nazi was not just over the top but petty, especially since the President was hardly the first to make such a mistake.
Alison Shein considers herself an amateur genealogist, spending hours online searching for information about family members
"No one survives an extermination camp. These two are miracles. They are ghosts. Notice that they never speak in terms of 'I' but in terms of 'we'. They are spokespeople for the dead. They are martyrs, heroes, saints."