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Pessah Burstein Dead at 68

Pessah Burstein, a survivor of Auschwitz and author of many books on the Holocaust, died here yesterday at the age of 68. Burstein, who was born in Bialystok, Russia, arrived in Palestine in 1947 and helped organize the She’erith Hapleita, an organization of survivors of Nazi persecution. At the time of his death he was chairman of the national organization of former Nazi death camp inmates and partisan fighters and of the world organization of Nazi death comp prisoners.