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Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau

When I was little, my dad did the usual things fathers do: he tucked me in at night, took me to the beach, and drove me everywhere. Little did I know that earlier in his life, he had been part of a daring group that helped save as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews during the waning months of World War II.

He celebrated his 95th birthday recently, and as he blew out the candles and cut his cake, I was reminded about what I know of his life in Budapest during the war.

Herman, known to family and friends as Zidy, was the youngest of seven siblings in the Seidenfeld household. He...

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