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  • Letters to the Editor: Bill Maher, Witold Pilecki, ‘Lincoln’

    December 12, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A Word to the Unwise

    I didn’t get around to reading the Dec. 7 issue of the Jewish Journal until late last night, and when I saw the Danielle Berrin column, “Q&A With Bill Maher,” the words of Joseph Welch came to mind when he said to despicable Sen. Joe McCarthy, “Have you no...

  • Excerpt from ‘The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery’ by Captain Witold Pilecki

    December 6, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    CAPTAIN WITOLD PILECKI’S 1945 AUSCHWITZ REPORT

    Summer 1945

    So, I am to write down the driest of facts, which is what my friends want me to do.

    They have told me: “The more you stick to the bare facts without any kind of commentary, the more valuable it all will be.”

    Well,...

  • The man who snuck into Auschwitz

    By Rob Eshman

    December 5, 2012 | 2:27 pm

    Have you heard of Witold Pilecki?

    A new book, “The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery” (Aquila Polonica: 2012), documents, in his own words, Pilecki’s remarkable exploits, and I can’t think of a better gift to give yourself for Chanukah. 

    Pilecki was a Polish army captain who...

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