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"Eisenhower's army liberated the death camps, after all." And I who had thought it was Soviet troops who liberated the most iconic death camp of them all, that at Oświęcim (known as Auschwitz to those who prefer German to Polish)! If the above is at all indicative of the manner in which Mr Avishai deals with history, we had best take his postulates in the manner in which the elder Plinius recommended dealing with poisons: "cum grano salis."