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Under a Green Carpet, a Death Factory

Malkie Schulman

With some trees, lush grass, and a few structures, the Nazis thought they could bury the horrors of the Treblinka death camp forever. What they didn’t know was that one day, a young, idealistic forensic archaeologist would use noninvasive tools to virtually strip away those trees and document the gas chambers and mass graves below.

 

Silent Victims

Chananel Shapiro

They were released from the hospital without a scratch, but they can’t sleep at night, are nervous and anxious, and will cross the street or draw their gun if someone is walking behind them. Witnessing a terror attack — coming face to face with a murderer or watching a life ebb away before them — they may be considered the lucky survivors. But the horror keeps replaying in their minds, never allowing them to fully resume normal life.

 

Inside Outside

Aryeh Ehrlich

The challenges of power and protektziya can corrupt even the most idealistic of politicians, yet for 27 years, senior MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni has stayed out of the branja. “I know the system inside out, but I’ve made sure not to become part of it,” he says of a Knesset career that has earned him unanimous respect as a maverick for social causes. Yet nothing matched the bill he pushed through last week.



 
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