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Daniel Edgar Sickles became a New York politician with tremendous clout. Sickles murdered his wife's lover Phillip Barton Key, the son of Francis Scott Key, and got away with it. Later he was an integral part of the Union victory at Gettysburg. In brief, he was James Buchannan's attache in London, a New York state congressman, a Civil War brigadier general, a post war governor of South Carolina, and minister to Spain. Yet his behavior is so scandal...
Oscar Schilder moves to Krakow to make his fortune. He uses Jewish workers because they're cheap labor, but treats them relatively well. As he begins to see what the Germany government is doing to them, he uses the wealth he's aquired to illegally purchase as many as possible in order to save them from the death camps....
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