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How can one person remember the utmost details of an event, while the other doesn’t recall it happening? One possible answer is saliency, as described in this old post.

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There are many stories that get passed down through families of European origins regarding what members of the family did to escape, avoid or deal with the horrors of WWII.  One method that I have read about was how families struggled to obtain fake passports to be used in their attempts to flee. There is one story that takes place in Poland in the late 1930’s. In that story it is described how passports were forged by studying old passports from many different countries, their style and format were then copied creating new fake passports for those trying to escape.

One day a man, who was part of the underground, set out to collect old passports through whatever method he could. He was extremely successful and by the end of the day he had collected a large number. On the way back from his activities he was stopped by the…

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Written by Jeffrey M. Saltzman

September 27, 2018 at 9:32 pm

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