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3. Personal life

Despite adversity, Wiesenthal studied to become an architect before the outbreak of war demanded an end to his profession. He married his high school sweetheart Cyla, and the pair was deported to the Janowska Street camp in 1941. Eventually, Wiesenthal was able to help his wife flee, trading on her blond hair to pass the young woman off as a Polish Christian.

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Erica Terry is Managing Editor at Jspace News. She has reported on domestic and international news, Israeli politics, features and more for Jewish publications in New York, Miami and London.
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