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A Holocaust Survivor's Celebration Of Liberation Day Is Colored By Coronavirus

U.S. soldiers liberated the Nordhausen concentration camp in Nazi Germany 75 years ago this month. Sol Gringlas' family usually joins the 100-year-old on the day. The pandemic has changed that.
Sol Gringlas and his grandson, Sam, a producer for All Things Considered. Source: Leonard Gringlas

My grandpa Sol Gringlas was born in August.

But every year, on April 11, I drop by his house in Michigan, or call him on the phone, to wish him a happy birthday.

That's because my grandpa considers April 11 his

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