Rose Lipszyc was born to a Jewish family in Poland in 1929, and lived a life of relative peace, stability, and childhood innocence until the Nazis deported her family to the ghettos where her parents and siblings perished at the hands of the Nazis.

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Gisella Perl was born into a Jewish family in Hungary in 1907, and aspired to medical school despite the reluctance of her father who did not want her to lose her Jewish faith in a secular medical curriculum, who stated, "I do not want my daughter to lose her faith and break away from Judaism.''

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Gad Elbaz, an Israeli Jewish singer who has recorded numerous well-known albums, and Dudu Fisher, Israeli cantor and theatre/stage performer who featured as Jean Valjean in the Broadway musical Les Misérables, have combined their artistic gifts and co-produced a powerful song inspired by the solemnity of the Holocaust and the plethora of sad events and deaths throughout the world today.

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For Kristine Chiger (later Kristine Keren post-war), then a 7-year old Jewish girl whose family was relocated to the Lvov ghetto, one piece of material comfort she clung to over the years was a minty green sweater gifted to her by her paternal grandmother just prior to the Nazi invasion of Poland.

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