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Daydreaming Helped 13-year-old Auschwitz Prisoner Survive

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Alison van Diggelen

Seventy years ago today, the prisoners of Auschwitz were liberated. Irene Weiss is one of those survivors. She was 13 years old when she was captured, her long blond braids shaved off and her family killed in the gas chambers. Weiss sat down with me to share her inspirational story.

Remembering Vaclav Havel

Todd Brewster | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Todd Brewster

With the news this past weekend that Vaclav Havel, the one-time Czech president, had died, I found myself recalling a scene back in 1989, when I was lucky enough to spend a week in Prague with the leader of what eventually became known as the "Velvet Revolution."

Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor And Author Dies Of Cancer

nydailynews.com | By Larry Mcshane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Czech author Arnost Lustig, a survivor of three Nazi concentration camps who channeled the horrors of the Holocaust into his acclaimed work, died afte...