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Robert Kahn started writing his autobiography 27 years ago. Photo: Marshall Weiss
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Robert Kahn didn’t want to revisit memories of Nazi Germany. He had to. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer To a generation of Dayton-area schoolchildren, he is known as the boy the Nazis forced to play the violin on Kristallnacht while they beat his father with clubs, ransacked the

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Remembering Bernice and Ben Muler By Sam Heider, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bernice and Ben Muler were, to us, like our own family. Ben was the first one we met. Our friendship goes back more than half a century ago. Bernice passed away on Aug. 30 in Hollywood,

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Yom Hashoah Observance brings generations together to reinforce the Holocaust’s lessons By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Sam Heider was the only one out of his family of nine to survive the Holocaust. He made it through Auschwitz and Dachau. Heider met his wife, Phyllis, who survived Bergen-Belsen, in

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  By Jennie Szink, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Well into her adult life, Karin Hirschkatz had only seen one picture of her father before he was in his 20s. She had rarely talked to her elder family members about their escape from Germany during the Nazi era. All

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Yom Hashoah 5765 By Sam Lauber Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer   By 1940 the Nazis occupied Belgium. Jewish families and their children were at risk of execution or deportation to concentration camps. Jews were stripped of all their basic human rights and were forbidden to live or remain

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Yom Hashoah candelabra Renate Frydman Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer   Amid the lumber and nails, the saws and sawdust in Dr. Burt Saidel’s basement workshop have emerged some extraordinary pieces of craftsmanship in wood. Saidel, a retired dentist, opera buff, supporter of the arts, and Renaissance man, is

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Yom Hashoah 5770 By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Judy Chessin While the watchword “Never Again” is customarily and universally applied to Holocaust remembrance, the phrase is also increasingly appropriated as a universal rallying cry against all genocides. And this shift from particular to universal

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