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Source: Moment Magazine, October 1999, page 77
Author: Lyric Wallwork Winik

"Mrs. K. recounted how her group of 21 survivors entered the remains of
the gas chambers and crematoria at Auschwitz. ..."I did not give a
candle to Dr. Muench because I did not want to put him in an
uncomfortable position. Dr. Muench came up to me and asked why he wasn't
getting a candle. I said, 'I didn't know if you would find it strange to
light one.' He said, 'Yes, I want to light a candle to the memory of
those innocent people whom I saw through the peephole dying in the gas
chamber.'"


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