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Lena Gilbert does not want her parents’ memories to be forgotten. Ann and Fred Gilbert were Holocaust survivors. Polish Jews who emigrated to Cedar Rapids after World War II, they lost their parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. The Gilberts, who …

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November 9th, 2013/Video Slideshow/ John Gualtier of Cedar Rapids was a 19 year old combat medic with the 71st infantry when he entered the Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp in  the spring of 1945.  Gaultier spent a week in the camp, …

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The film’s director said that he was struck by Herz-Sommer’s “extraordinary capacity for joy” and “amazing capacity for forgiveness.” The Jerusalem Post The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life won best documentary short. It’s subject, Holocaust survivor Alice …

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From Here & Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. Boston’s NPR news station For 65 years, Leslie Schwartz kept silent about what happened to him when he and his family were sent from their home in Hungary to the …

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SKOKIE — Patti Kenner was not a film producer until she met Ruth Gruber. A journalist, a writer, an adventurer, a photographer, a woman well ahead of her time, Gruber has a way of inspiring people. When they hear her …

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Oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies at 110 Prague-born pianist who knew Kafka and lived in Israel for 40 years, dies in London. By Ofer Aderet | Feb. 23, 2014 | 9:49 PM | 17 Alice Herz-Sommer Photo by Family …

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Holocaust Survivor Leo Bretholz Gets 60K Signatures Against French Railroad Company 90-Year-Old Fights To Force SNCF To Pay Reparations By Michael Kaplan As a French rail company plans to lay down projects in several cities across the country, a 92-year-old …

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From Mount Mercy Magazine Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA Spring 2o14 The story begins nearly 70 years ago in a tiny Polish town during the Nazi occupation. David Thaler is a young man when the Nazis begin persecuting the …

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