The Czech Republic’s foreign minister discovered his grandmother’s name on a list of Nazi death camp victims while visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Jan Kavan, whose Jewish father changed his name from Kohen, surprised his tour guides when he told them he lost family members during the Holocaust. A search of Yad Vashem’s database turned up his grandmother’s name and listed her place of death as Buchenwald.
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