Lexi Egoville

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Jewish Leader Describes Night From Hell in Auschwitz — That Happened This Week, Not During World War II

The head of Rome’s Jewish community experienced a nightmare ordeal Tuesday night when he found himself trapped in Auschwitz after the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nazi camp’s liberation, then was detained for hours by police after he and a television crew tried to escape.<p>Italian …

World History

Nazi Concentration And Prison Camps

Hitler’s First Victims by Timothy W Ryback, review: 'gripping and thoroughly chilling'

Nazi Germany’s barbarism was not a gradual phenomenon but clear from the Dachau camp's opening in 1933<p>It is 70 years since the Nazi death camps were liberated, and despite the thousands of books on the subject, we seem hardly any closer to fathoming how horror on this scale could have occurred. A …

World History

Auschwitz Survivor Gena Turgel Walked Out of Gas Chamber Alive

LONDON — Of all the stories of survival from the Auschwitz concentration camp, Gena Turgel's is one of the most astonishing.<p>“When I think back, I have to pinch myself sometimes to see if I’m really alive," the 90-year-old told NBC News.<p>Turgel, an elegant woman with more than a hint of mischief in …


70 Years After Auschwitz, Haifa's 'Survivor's Street' Lives On

It has become known as "Survivors' Street" - a small road in Haifa where about 100 Holocaust survivors are living out their last days side-by-side, …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History