n 1942, 8-year-old Moshe Bar-Yuda walked hand-in-hand with his father to a collection point in his hometown in Slovakia, and watched him being shipped off to a Nazi labor camp. The boy never saw him again, and for 66 years was left to wonder about his father's fate.
Now, because of a newly opened Nazi archive, the mystery has been resolved.
Bar-Yuda, now 74, was one of the first to obtain Nazi documents now available to the public after they were stashed away for more than 60 years in a secret German archive containing the largest registry of Holocaust victims ever. Up to now, only limited queries were answered.
The archive proved that Bar-Yuda's father, Alfred Kastner, was killed in a Nazi gas chamber at the Majdanek death camp in Poland. Bar-Yuda said despite the tragic ending, he was grateful to finally have some closure and an exact date to recite Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead.
WE'VE always known Tom Cruise is a bit looney, but his latest scientology propaganda video leaked on the internet crosses the line into the downright creepy.
The video has emerged at the same time as a controversial, unauthorised biography.
It contains startling allegations, which have been denied by The Church of Scientology.
Cruise, one of the most high-profile members of the group, had no immediate comment to make on the book, according to his publicist's office, while the church described the book as "a bigoted, defamatory assault replete with lies".
In the book, penned by British journalist and writer Andrew Morton, who lifted the lid on Princess Diana's marriage in Diana: Her True Story, a mostly unfavourable portrait is painted of Cruise as a calculating control freak.
However, in the video, Cruise says as a scientologist you just "see things they way they are, in all its glory, in all its complexity."
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