Abhorred by the actions of the Nazis, one leader in a distant southwestern Asian archipelago opened the doors of his country to Jews needing to flee their homelands, and saved the lives of approximately 1,200 Jewish people.

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Lili Silberman and brother, Charles, with their mother in Brussels before going into hiding.I was 4 years old and my brother was 5-1/2 years old when we were first separated from our parents and placed in a Protestant orphanage in Belgium. I was a depressed and confused child, but with the passing of time, I began to believe that all children lived away from their parents.

After several months, the director of the orphanage had reason to suspect that the Germans might discover the few Jewish children hidden there and my brother and I were suddenly returned to our parents. Eager to surprise them, I was happy again.

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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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