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Cong. Tom Lantos has died

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Cong. Tom Lantos has died#1
Posted: 2/11/08 at 9:57am
After a bout with cancer.

No further details have been released.

It's a sad day.
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Updated On: 2/11/08 at 09:57 AM
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re: Cong. Tom Lantos has died#2
Posted: 2/11/08 at 10:02am
The only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress.

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Lantos, who referred to himself as "an American by choice," was born to Jewish parents in Budapest, Hungary, and was 16 when Adolf Hitler occupied Hungary in 1944. He survived by escaping twice from a forced labor camp and coming under the protection of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who used his official status and visa-issuing powers to save thousands of Hungarian Jews.

Lantos' mother and much of his family perished in the Holocaust.

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May his name be for a blessing.
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re: Cong. Tom Lantos has died#2
Posted: 2/11/08 at 10:50am
yes, very sad
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re: Cong. Tom Lantos has died#3
Posted: 2/11/08 at 11:03am
Rest In Peace.
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