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The Passing Of An Era: Well-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies

If you grew up in Columbus, there's a good chance you knew or at least heard from Abe Weinrib. The Poland native spent six years in several Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and recounted some of the most horrible stories imaginable: dragging bodies into ditches for burial, losing his family, and nearly succumbing to typhus after being freed. As terrible as those memories were, Weinrib never hesitated to share them. He spent the last several decades of his life talking to local students about the Holocaust. Weinrib died last week at the age of 102. For more on his incredible life story, WOSU's Steve Brown spoke with Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann, a long-time friend who gave the eulogy at Weinrib's funeral. Click the play button above to hear their conversation