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October 16, 2001
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Kurt Hacker, the president of the International Auschwitz Committee, died Saturday of heart failure in Vienna at 81. The committee brought together former Auschwitz prisoners from 28 countries. Born in Vienna in 1920, Hacker was a prisoner in Auschwitz for two-and-a-half years. He had been sentenced to 16 years in prison for high treason after he joined the German army and was caught spreading anti-war literature to soldiers.

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