Speaker Describes Holocaust Experience

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Max Herzel, an Orthodox Jew from Belgium, spent part of his teenage years masquerading as a Catholic shepherd in the French Alps.

At A Glance

The Holocaust

Since 1945, the word Holocaust has taken on a new and horrible meaning: The mass murder of some 6 million European Jews (as well as members of some other persecuted groups, such as Gypsies and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Jews were an inferior race, an alien threat to German racial purity and community. After years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitler’s “final solution” came to fruition under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps mainly in occupied Poland.

Source: The History Channel Website

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