How dwarfism saved a family from the Nazis

03/25/2013 | Guardian (London), The

It was rare for even a single member of any given family to survive the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp -- but all 12 members of the Ovitz family who entered Auschwitz lived to tell the tale. That's because seven members of the Transylvanian Jewish family had congenital dwarfism, earning the entire group the protection of the camp's infamous doctor, Josef Mengele.

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