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Old 02-23-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Imagine what she saw in her life born in 1903.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Those who live a life of modesty and who don't live with hatred, bitterness, anger seem to be those who live long, healthy lives.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Imagine what she saw in her life born in 1903.
What I would give to have been able to sit in the room with her and just let her talk...for hours. Can't even imagine the amount of wisdom she had, and tales of all that she has seen.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:28 AM
 
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What I would give to have been able to sit in the room with her and just let her talk...for hours. Can't even imagine the amount of wisdom she had, and tales of all that she has seen.
My thoughts exactly when I see these stories. Can you imagine?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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She survived 2 years in a [Western labeled] "death" camp

Think about that for a second
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:57 AM
 
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She survived 2 years in a [Western labeled] "death" camp

Think about that for a second

"An estimated 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there. About 88,000 were moved on to Auschwitz and other death camps, where most of them were killed. Herz-Sommer and her son, Stephan, were among fewer than 20,000 who were freed when the notorious camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945."

Don't be a fool.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:29 AM
 
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"An estimated 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there. About 88,000 were moved on to Auschwitz and other death camps, where most of them were killed. Herz-Sommer and her son, Stephan, were among fewer than 20,000 who were freed when the notorious camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945."

Don't be a fool.
15% survival rate is not a "Death Camp". More along the lines of the German POWs who made it back home from Stalin's gulags
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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Aw, rest in peace. :-(
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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15% survival rate is not a "Death Camp".
You're kidding, right?
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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She survived 2 years in a [Western labeled] "death" camp

Think about that for a second
Well, in the US we have something called "death row" where convicted criminals face the death penalty ... and yet in a few cases there are some who manage to be pardoned or are found innocent and escape execution. So, maybe we shouldn't call it "death row" but "maybe death row."

Another thing: if the concentration camp in question was designed to exterminate all those people in there whether by gas or some other methods but it was liberated just in time so that some of the inmates did not face their final demise, does that take away the purpose of the camp to be factory of death?

In other words, if the Nazis were not defeated there would have been no survivors.
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