Holocaust survivor

Ernie Gross
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Hadas Kuznits
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
Seventy-five years since the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, a Philly-based Holocaust survivor, plus a U.S. soldier who liberated Dachau, recall the days marked by somber freedom. They set the tone for an unfortunate imminent reality that firsthand, in-person testimonies of these atrocities will...
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Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...
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Yeshiva University sex abuse victims
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the...
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Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, center, her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, left, and her grandson Simon Wallfisch, right.
Markus Schreiber/AP Photo
January 29, 2019 - 10:44 am
By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor, who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted...
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The flag-draped coffin of late Auschwitz holocaust survivor and French health minister Simone Veil, is carried during a national tribute before being laid to rest in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
July 01, 2018 - 9:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. Veil was being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in...
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