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Lados and another member of the group, Stefan Ryniewicz, did not receive the title, spurring a protest by 30 survivors and the Polish honorary consul in Zurich, Markus Blechner.
Macedonia, a landlocked country north of Greece, had a Jewish population of about 8,000 before the Holocaust, “and more than 98 percent of them were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators,”
The Star of David found on a Bergen-Belsen ketubah is an expression of that life-affirming impetus.
The book was returned to the family as part of a German initiative to return Nazi looted heirlooms to their rightful owners.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The papers, which date from the mid-18th century through World War II, survived destruction attempts by both the Nazis and the Soviets.
By JTA/JOSEFIN DOLSTEN
"Perhaps it wasn't an accident that the pendant fell through the floorboards, maybe it was Karolina's purpose... that the discovery of the pendant would reunite the family."
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The victim, an unnamed child, owned a pendant that was strikingly similar to one owned by Anne Frank.
Among the finds are letters written by Sholem Aleichem, a postcard by Marc Chagall, and poems and manuscripts by Chaim Grade.
Prisoner Marcel Nadjari wrote how he witnessed thousands of people stuffed into the gas chambers "like sardines" while the Nazis used whips to move as many people as possible.
By JACOB GOFF KLEIN
The book was written by a prisoner in an internment camp in 1940.
The new warehouse was created to better preserve the historically-significant artifacts previously worn by inmates of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
By JOY BERNARD
Digital copies of the documents — mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports — were delivered Tuesday in a box with five discs totaling 5 terabytes of information.
Artwork holds answers to destinies of Holocaust survivors.
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