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A Holocaust survivor's collection of over 1,000 miniature books speaks volumes about her resilience

 

Lily Toth with her parents.

MONTREAL (JTA) - In her 96 years on earth, Lilly Toth didn't get much of a formal education. Born in Budapest in 1925, the self-proclaimed spoiled brat often misbehaved and was frequently suspended from school. 

But instead of attending university in her late teens, the Holocaust survivor was literally running for her life - hiding with neighbors, surviving an attempted execution on the shores of the Danube, then working for the very fascist organization that attempted to take her life. 

Despite these huge upheavals and larger losses, Toth managed to amass something very small, and very v...



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