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Holocaust Center plans a timely reminder of mass murder

By Alan Burke
Staff writer

PEABODY — Even as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad loudly doubts the truth of the Holocaust — the murder of an estimated 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis in World War II — witnesses to the crime will gather in Boston next week to testify to the facts.

Among them will be both survivors of the death camps and soldiers from the U.S. Army divisions that liberated them. The event, Celebrating Freedom, is sponsored by the Holocaust Center of the North Shore in Peabody, and its director, Sonia Weitz, will be among the survivors.