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Learning about the Holocaust
By Robert Lowell
Staff Writer

(March 8, 2006): Julia Skalina observed the Jewish Passover on March 25, 1945, in the bleak barracks of a German concentration camp. “Most of us were crying,â€? she said about the group of girls in the barracks.

Days later, Skalina would be free but alone, as her immediate family had all been killed. They were victims of the holocaust in which six million Jews were killed in Europe. Her mother and grandmother died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp in Poland.