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Journey to the Truth The Concentration Camp Victim Who Never Was

A supposed former prisoner at Stutthof concentration camp attracted attention around the world when he hugged a man accused of being a former guard during his criminal trial and offered his forgiveness. The story seemed too good to be true -- and it was.
By Moritz Gerlach
Moshe Peter Loth

Moshe Peter Loth

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The alleged former Stutthof guard Bruno D. Peter Loth testified on behalf of the plaintiffs at the trial, but then forgave Bruno D. in a highly publicized gesture.

The alleged former Stutthof guard Bruno D. Peter Loth testified on behalf of the plaintiffs at the trial, but then forgave Bruno D. in a highly publicized gesture.

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The entrance to the Stutthof Museum near Gdansk, the site of the Stutthof concentration camp during World War II.

The entrance to the Stutthof Museum near Gdansk, the site of the Stutthof concentration camp during World War II.

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