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Not related to this, but another Holocaust story:
Yvonne Engelman was 15 when she was ushered into a gas chamber with the door shut behind her at Auschwitz, the most notorious Nazi concentration camp of the Third Reich. Then a strange thing happened - nothing. A fault in the line meant the gas didn't work. 'I don't know what you should call it, fate, luck or God, but it was like a miracle,' she said. Maybe it had something to do with the promise she made to her father while crammed into a filthy cattle wagon en route to the death camp from Czechoslovakia: that she would survive. Whatever the reason, it was a pivotal moment in an extraordinary tale of survival, hope and love which saw Yvonne migrate to Australia after the war, marry a fellow Holocaust survivor and go on to have two sons and a daughter, followed by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. More than 70 years after arriving at Auschwitz, smoke 'billowing' from the buildings, Yvonne - the only survivor from her extended family - has shared her remarkable story with Femail. With incredible clarity, Yvonne (left, on her wedding day in 1949 and right, in November 2018) details her time in the ghetto, an encounter with Dr Joseph Mengele (otherwise known as the 'Angel of Death'), a gruelling death march through Germany - and the scars and 'constant anxiety' she carries with her to this very day.
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I cannot imagine what this poor man must be feeling. My heart goes out to him and all the victims and their families.
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A Holocaust survivor narrowly avoided death after arriving four minutes late to a synagogue where a gunman opened fire and killed 11 people. Judah Samet, 80, was stopped by a police officer after attempting to park in a handicap spot in front of the building. Samet said he knew the people who were killed during the attack, including 97-year old Rose Mallinger who typically sat behind him.Some of Samet's relatives were tortured and murdered by Nazis during the Holocaust.He escaped when Solvakians blew up a railroad line transporting him and his family to Auschwitz.
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PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT BOWERS MORE
Robert Bowers is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh shortly before 10am Saturday. In the hours following the shooting, information about Bowers and his hatred-filled social media posts have come to light. The most revealing are on the social media network Gab, beloved by users because it promises never to censor them or hinder their free speech.