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401 Places You Love That Are Still Struggling After The Government Shutdown

There are 401 national parks, monuments, preserves, and other historic sites in the United States. That's 401 beautiful places where you've hiked up a hill, had a birthday party, took a date, shared a meal, or looked at some truly epic rock thing. Isn't it time we gave a little bit back to the places that have given us so much?

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In 1945, Lily Ebert, now 90, was liberated from a German munitions factory where she worked as slave labor after being transferred from the Auschwitz death camp.

A few weeks after being liberated, an American soldier shared some words of positivity with her, "The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness," he wrote on a German banknote.

The simple gesture was life-changing for Ebert and the banknote became one of her most treasured keepsakes.

"This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us," she told NBC News. "It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help."

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