Reflections on 70 years of liberation

This year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers. Historians speculate that between 1940 and 1945, more than 1.1 million people were exterminated at both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II — also called Auschwitz-Birkenau. Below are
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Meet Cal’s mysterious wire sculptor

Pushing through Kroeber Hall’s enormous glass doors with a life-sized human wire sculpture in tow, Isabel Halpern contemplated the next place to display her senior art project. Over the last month, many students have noticed — and shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — the bold and thought-provoking series of
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The Ghosts of Sachsenhausen

I have considered myself a fortunate person to have been exposed to so much of the Holocaust at an early age. My middle school history teacher opened my eyes to the books of Elie Wiesel, Anne Frank and Primo Levi. One of my friend’s grandfather was a survivor, incarcerated well
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