Yoav Kaufman

Tom Lantos: Friend to Israel, Holocaust Survivor and U.S. Congressman

Yoav Kaufman 02/11/2008 Israel
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Sad news today from Washington.

Tom Lantos, who not only incredibly escaped two Nazi forced labor camps but eventually went on to be the only elected U.S. Representative to survive the Holocaust died today at the age of 80. Haaretz.com reports that “Flags were lowered to half-staff at the White House and U.S. Capitol building”

To read more from Haaretz.com about Congressman Lantos’s amazing journey from near death in the Holocaust to serving the last three decades of his life as a member of Congress click here.

 

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