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Sole Survivor of Forgotten WWII Disaster Has Died

David Stoliar survived the worst civilian maritime disaster of WWII

(Newser) - "For 58 years, no one asked me about the Struma," David Stoliar told the New York Times in 2000, "and I felt that no one cared." But experiencing the worst civilian maritime disaster of WWII never left him: "I carried the memories in my head... More »

Oregon Man, 90, Recounts His WWII Tale of Survival

He was sole survivor when Jewish refugee ship carrying 786 was torpedoed

(Newser) - Oregon's David Stoliar rarely talks about his ordeal in World War II, and the 90-year-old native of Romania says his recent interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel is the last time he will discuss it, period. It's tough to blame him. Stoliar was the lone survivor when... More »

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