Palij worked as an armed guard at an SS slave labor camp for Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and helped keep prisoners from escaping, according to court documents.
On Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes and arrested some 30,000 Jewish men and sent them to concentration camps.
A high school teacher in Albany has been placed on leave, after students were advised to think like a Nazi and argue that “Jews are evil” as part of an assignment.
“I was liberated on May 5th, 1945, but it’s not easy. It’s not easy to talk about it,” said Thea Rumstein, who was in a death camp in Austria and was 15-years-old.
Germany has agreed to pay new pensions to about 16,000 Holocaust victims worldwide who survived wartime ghettos or were forced to hide from Nazi persecution.
It’s been nearly 66 years since they’ve seen each other. On Friday, Holocaust survivor Mary Katz Erlich met Egle Ruzgys and her brother Aurimas at Kennedy Airport.