Shlomo Venezia, the author of "Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the SonderKommando of Auschwitz" passed away at the age of 88. He was buried in Rome, Italy. Renzo Gattegna, head of the Italian Union of Jewish stated, "We'll never forget his words, his clear and courageous survivor
testimony. We will be forever grateful for his tremendous and enlightening 'SonderKommando' but also for having found the courage to speak and to denounce the crimes to which he bore witness," Gattegna stated, according to AFP news.