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Updated Jul 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

What's it like to survive the Holocaust?

Have you heard about the international figures who deny the existence of the Holocaust?

There really are people who believe the concentration camps, the atrocities, the extermination of over six million human beings was a fabrication. There are also many who don't doubt it happened, but wonder why it continues to be an important topic for discussion, especially among Jews. After all, WWII ended nearly 70 years ago.

The answer, of course, is that we continue to remember so we don't forget. It's said that once history is forgotten, it's bound to be repeated. And those who remember the Holocaust most vividly are those who lived it and survived, like Oskar Knoblauch.

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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