Memories come back to haunt elderly Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AFP) — As the last generation of Germany’s Holocaust survivors enters the twilight years, many are losing the strength to suppress horrific memories and caregivers find they are often ill-equipped to help.

Manfred Joachim carries a poem with him wherever he goes, written by his eldest brother’s wife on March 4, 1943, the day she was hanged by the Nazis at Berlin’s Ploetzensee prison for her work in the German resistance.



Webmaster note: It seems that, if you were Jewish while Adolf Hitler was alive, you are automatically a victim of the Holocaust, no matter what you did or what happened to you.