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More Stories Yet to Tell

June 19, 2008
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Every publishing season brings a new crop of Holocaust titles, adding to an already voluminous library, and with these new tales of sorrow come calls for a cessation to the flow -- people are tired of hearing about it, we're told. Even worse, criticism is directed at what's called an ever-burgeoning Holocaust industry.

All of these critiques are nonsense, especially when you realize that these new books often tell the world something it could never have imagined about one of the most documented events in history.

Take, for example, our cover story about Nicholas Winton, a name unknown to the world until very recently, and still not known widely enough. Here was a British man who managed to save more than 600 European children as World War II loomed in the distance.

His story is one of bravery and commitment, a truly inspiring tale. And one of the most inspiring things about it was that he never sought glory or the spotlight because of the miraculous things he did. And he still doesn't.

But more people should know his name.

If the oft-repeated phrase about the Shoah is "Never again," then the stories should continue, until each and every one is told.

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