Holocaust educators tell their stories
Stanislaw Gawel’s parents were children when the Nazis moved them from their towns across the Polish river Sola so that they would not bear witness to the destruction in Auschwitz and Birkenau, located near their homes.
But the transfer did not erase their memories. “When they were children they saw hundreds of Jews marching every day to the chemical factory [for forced labor]… and they smelled a smell in the air [which they later] recognized as the smell of human bodies in the crematoriums of Birkenau” Gawel told The Jerusalem Post. Monday.
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Leora Falk, THE JERUSALEM POST
Aug. 9, 2004