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April 2, 2014
Samantha Seibel (left) and professor Eva Revesz discovered their families are connected by a historic event. Denison Magazine photo

Samantha Seibel ’13 (left) and professor Eva Revesz discovered their families are connected by a historic event. Denison Magazine photo

When Samantha Seibel signed up for her first-year seminar course, “Genocide in the 20th Century,” at Denison University, she never realized the impact it would have on her and professor Eva Revesz.

Revesz, a visiting assistant professor at the Granville, Ohio, college, is the daughter of a survivor of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Seibel’s grandfather is Col. Richard Seibel, who was the man in charge of the liberation of Mauthausen during World War II.

When Seibel, a 2013 Culver Academies graduate, explained her family connections in her opening paper on why she picked the subject, Revesz told The Columbus Dispatch “The world got much smaller.”

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