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'An inspiration to us all': victims of Nazism honoured by Queen

Holocaust survivor who was unable to tell story for 50 years is among those recognised
Ruzena Levy lost her parents, grandparents on both sides, three siblings, aunts, uncles and great-grandfather. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian

For 50 years, Ruzena Levy could not speak of the horrors she endured and witnessed in the Nazi death camps.

On arriving at Auschwitz at the age of 13, she was ordered to turn left; her mother, clutching her youngest child in her arms, was told to go to the right. “Straight to the

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