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Survivors gather for historic anniversary at Auschwitz

JTA

13 hours ago

Mordechai Ronen, who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp when he was an 11-year-old child and lost his mother, father and sisters there, breaks into tears as he walks through the camp, which is now a museum, Jan. 26, 2015 in Oswiecim, Poland. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)/JTA

Holocaust survivors gathered in Krakow on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz amid unease regarding the safety of Jews in Europe.

Some 100 survivors from 19 countries —... read full article

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