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Chaim Luviner was able escape Nazi atrocities as a young Jewish child from Poland and eventually arrived in Israel, serving in the IDF’s Armored Corps. Decades later, his grandson, Lt. Ran Shaked, serves as a team commander in the elite reconnaissance unit of the 401st Armored Brigade.

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A group of young adults from Germany, including direct descendants of Nazi Wehrmacht soldiers and/or members of the SS, met with Holocaust survivors to ask for forgiveness and gain much-needed closure for the sins of their grandparents and great-grandparents.

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