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Holocaust survivor wants to stop other genocides
He’ll share his story at a service tonight and in appearances at schools.

By Erika Nordblom
enordblom@news-sentinel.com

Philip Bialowitz was just 16 when he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis. Unlike his father, mother and millions of other Polish citizens, he survived to tell the story of the Nazis and their campaign of ethnic cleansing.

An estimated 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, a prison camp in Poland.

In 1943, Bialowitz was part of a successful uprising in which six hundred prisoners fled. Many were killed during the escape, while others made it to the forest surrounding the camp.Bialowitz was one of only 48 who survived to see the end of the war that following year.