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  • Shlomo Venezia, who survived being an Auschwitz Sonderkommando, dies

    October 2, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Shlomo Venezia, a Holocaust survivor who wrote about his experiences in an Auschwitz Sonderkommando unit and spent years bearing personal testimony to the Shoah, has died.

    Venezia, who was born in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece, died Sept. 30 in Rome at the age of 88.

    Deported...

  • Theater: The answer isn’t black and white

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scott Jay and Brian Weed, star/producer and director, respectively, of "The Grey Zone," now playing at the Deaf West Theater, initially had reservations about staging a play about Auschwitz's Sonderkommando, Jews who cleaned the gas chambers and crematoria in exchange for a few...

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