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Rabbi reflects as Holocaust Remembrance marks 25th year

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By Tanya Brown
tbrown@journalandcourier.com

In a small room off the kitchen of his West Lafayette home, Rabbi Gedalyah Engel sits in a chair looking at walls covered with old posters.

He points to one — a black-and-white image of a German SS soldier pointing a gun at the back of a Jewish child.

“That’s what the world can be reduced to,” he says, shaking his head. “A world where we think we are strong if we can shoot an unarmed child and kill him.