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Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is a treasure trove of information about the holocaust. In addition to films and being a source for historical information, it also has databases dedicated to the righteous and holocaust victims. 210 more words

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Rose Brunswic

Rose Brunswic was my father’s cousin. Her father, Moshe Galek, was my grandmother’s eldest brother. In her testimony posted on the United States Holocaust Washington’s Holocaust Memorial Museum website (dated: October 5, 1989) she describes her life in Poland and experiences during and after the war. 450 more words

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Mail Restrictions

While I knew that letters were sent from Poland after the Nazi occupation, it had not occurred to me that there would be restrictions and censorship. 368 more words

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Letter from Plonsk – April 16th 1941

My cousin, in Israel, has a copy of note written from my grandfather and my aunt Mira to the family. It is partially torn and taped, thus there are gaps. 348 more words

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Into That Darkness

An old friend from university suggested that to help me prepare for the March of the Living, I read a book “Into that Darkness: An Examination of Conscience” by Gitta Sereny. 116 more words

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Cast a Giant Shadow

The movie, Cast a Giant Shadow, takes place in 1947 and 1948 as Israel becomes a nation. It tells the story of an American Officer, Colonel… 219 more words

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Auschwitz Records that were not destroyed – Szlama Galek

In 1989, the Soviet Union released the Nazi documentation (including death certificates, roll-calls, cremation lists), that they had found at Auschwitz upon liberation in January 1945. 95 more words

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