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“I Have to Write Everything Down”: The Diaries of Selma and Chaim Engel

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Selma Wijnberg and Chaim Engel met and fell in love in the Sobibor killing center. After the young couple made a daring escape during the camp uprising and fled into hiding, Selma began a diary to record their experiences. Archivist Rebecca Erbelding shares their story.

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