While the origins of evil are hard to trace, its modern expressions have reached new heights of terror. Benjamin Jacobs was yanked from his life as a student and sent to the Auschwitz death camp. He was ordered to remove gold teeth from the jaws of corpses. He joined the Nazi "death march," pushed ahead of the advancing Allied forces as World War II neared its end. Loaded onto a ship with 15,000 prisoners, he survived when the ship was bombed and sunk by the Allies.
"I stood transfixed and looked up at the sky. Where are the souls of the millions of people who rose up in ashes? Now, I thought, the guilty prosper, raise families and are good fathers and grandfathers." – The Dentist of Auschwitz: a Memoir
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