The National Post features today the story of Miram Rosenthal, survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau, who didn’t volunteer when the German guards offered extra rations to pregnant women. As a result, she survived while the 200 women who did volunteer that day went straight to the gas chamber. Her son, Leslie, is now 67 years old.
Jacques Wajsfelner, who fled the Nazis and thus escaped the death camps, plead guilty to civil FBAR violations which will result in penalties in excess of $2.84 million on an undeclared Swiss account of high $5.7 million and an undeclared tax liability of $419,940. Thus, the FBAR fine will exceed 6.76 times the tax liability. This was a plea agreement. Had he tried to fight it, undoubtedly he would have faced utter financial ruin and prison.