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The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2005

Torchlighters 2005

Dr. Robert M. Finaly

Dr. Robert M. FinalyDr. Robert M. Finaly

Born in 1941 in Grenoble, France. In March 1944 his parents were deported to Auschwitz, and Robert and his younger brother Gad (Gerald) were placed in the city’s Catholic children’s home. The manager of the institution cared for them but refused to return them to their family after the war, instead baptizing them to Christianity. After a five-year legal battle by the boys’ aunts — during which they were hidden in various Catholic institutions in Italy and Spain — the boys were returned to their families, and emigrated to Israel to live with their aunt. Today, Robert has 2 sons and a grandson.

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