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Holocaust rescuer receives honor

Holocaust rescuer receives honor

In advance of what would have been Raoul Wallenberg’s 100th birthday, the U.S. Senate has voted to honor the “Angel of Rescue”, who is credited with saving thousands of lives during the Holocaust, with the Congressional Gold Medal. The legislation passed the House in April, and its Senate counterpart, authored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [...] [...more]

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A Living Witness to History

A Living Witness to History

Holocaust Survivor Continues to Share Her Story It was 1977, more than 30 years since Renee Firestone was trapped behind the walls of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, when she heard about a Jewish cemetery being desecrated in the San Fernando Valley. That night, she said, she had her first nightmare since her [...] [...more]

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