Our favorite stories of 2016

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Before we ring in 2017, a look back at some of our favorite pieces, and some worthies you may have missed

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10) The Night My Father Unleashed Love on the Forces of Nazi Hell, by Larry Peterson
Our neighbor’s nightmares seemed unending, but one night, healing began

Larry Peterson recalls his father’s own generosity — and bravery — in assisting neighbors for whom the horror of the Holocaust could never end:

Sophie Rabinowitz had been having nightmares created years before, when her two boys, ages 12 and 9, were clubbed to death by the Nazis as they made her and Leo watch. Leo and Sophie had begged their captors to kill them and spare their children but the Nazis tortured the parents further by allowing them to live.

Read the whole thing, here.

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