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Awards recognize Germans preserving Jewish history


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/awards_recognize_germans_preserving_jewish_history_20110127

A woman who rescued a synagogue that had been turned into a barn was one of six recipients of the 11th annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards. The ceremony, held Jan. 24 at the Berlin Parliament House, was one of several events commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers on Jan. 27, 1945. For the first time, Germany's main Holocaust remembrance event features a representative of the Sinti and Roma, or Gypsies. Zoni Weisz, a Dutch survivor, was scheduled to address Parliament and Chancellor Angela Merkel in ceremonies Thursday to be broadcast live.

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