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Until someone decides to help her, though, Salzman says she will not back down. In her biography on the Nizkor Project Web site, she says she has dedicated her work to the people of Stolin, and she's received e-mails from Holocaust survivors around the world, including a Russian professor who has decided to move back to Stolin (which is now part of Belarus, not Poland) with forty other families. They plan to build a synagogue there and re-establish Stolin's Jewish community, which was wiped out entirely by the Holocaust.

"That's the upside of the Internet," she says.

"But I've learned that there's a downside, too. The Holocaust deniers have as much a right as I do to speak publicly, but they do not have the right to abuse the First Amendment. I'm not going to let some neo-Nazi shut me up. I can show you that pit in Poland where my ancestors reside. I'm not going to let that happen to me."

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