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BookTrib honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

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While most spring holidays—Easter, Passover, even May Day—are celebrations of rebirth, renewal, freedom and the changing of the seasons, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Herosim Remembrance Day, or as it’s sometimes know, Holocaust Remembrance Day), April 16, is a far more solemn affair. It’s the day of commemoration for the more than six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. This year, as we look back at that terrible chapter in human history, two books recall very different journeys taken by victims of the Holocaust. One is the story of three men—two who desperately tried, but failed, to escape the Nazi’s clutches, and one of their decedents, who decades later retraced their tragic steps. The…

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