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Munk One alumna Edil Ga’al is U of T’s new Rhodes Scholar

Edil Ga’al didn’t take a calculated approach to her studies at the University of Toronto. She followed her passions wherever they led, from the classroom to East Africa and back. 

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How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry

By Ernő Munkácsi A gripping first-hand account of the devastating "last chapter" of the Holocaust, written by a privileged eyewitness, the secretary of the Hungarian Judenrat, and a member of Budapest's Jewish elite, How It Happened is a unique testament to the senseless brutality that, in a matter of months, decimated what was Europe’s largest and last-surviving Jewish community. Writing immediately after the war and examining only those critical months of 1944 when Hitler's Germany occupied its ally Hungary, Erno Munkácsi describes the Judenrat's desperation and fear as it attempted to prevent the looming catastrophe, agonized over decisions not made, and struggled...

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