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  • Sol Liber

    By Jane Ulman

    November 25, 2013 | 6:12 pm

    As soon as the train leaving the Warsaw Ghetto made its first stop, the 100 Jews packed into the cattle car with 19-year-old Sol Liber knew they were headed east to the Treblinka death camp. “Half the train was getting crazy,” said Sol, who recalls standing back from the tiny...

  • White House ‘regrets’ reference to ‘Polish death camp’

    May 30, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    The White House expressed its regrets about President Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camp.”

    In a statement Wednesday morning, Tommy Vietor, the spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, said the president “misspoke” during his presentation of a posthumous Medal of...

  • The plot to kill Hitler becomes a Tom Cruise thriller

    By Tom Tugend

    December 18, 2008 | 3:19 am

    "Valkyrie" is a historical thriller of considerable merit that mines the seemingly inexhaustible supply of movie plots rooted in Hitler's reign and World War II.

    Directed by Bryan Singer and loaded with Tom Cruise's star power, as well as exploding ammunition, the film reconstructs...

  • A Class Trip to Remember

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Yossi Sevy is the son of two Holocaust survivors who met and married in Israel. His father survived the infamous death march from Auschwitz to Germany, and his mother survived Bergen-Belsen.

    Next month Sevy will relive, in part, his parents' journey with his 18-year-old son, Nadav,...

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  • Death Camp Uprising

    By Alan Riding

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the history of the Holocaust, the Sobibor death camp in Eastern Poland has remained something of a footnote, a place where 260,000 Jews were murdered, as opposed to at least 1.1 million in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Having operated for just 18 months and closed long before the Allied...

  • Restoring Hope

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A prayer and study center honoring Jewish life has opened near the place that for more than half a century has been the paramount symbol of Jewish death.

    Jordan's Prince Hassan joined Roman Catholic clergy, Polish, U.S. and Israeli officials and Holocaust survivors in an emotional...