RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ

AFTER A HALF-CENTURY, SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST HONOR THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE NAZIS' MOST NOTORIOUS DEATH CAMP

It is 50 years since Soviet soldiers entered the gate marked ARBEIT MACHT FREI and found some 7,000 starving, sick, pitiful survivors of Auschwitz. Young and gaunt then, aging and gray now, some of them returned last week to remember and to grieve. They walked, once again, down the street of death from the rail spur to the ramps where they saw the last of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters. They shuddered before the gas chambers, peered into the wooden barracks, stood in silence amid the ruins of crematoria dynamited by the Nazis in a failed attempt to hide the evidence of...

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