U.S. Holocaust Museum - 20th Anniversary Tribute - jef1000

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Holocaust survivor Paul Argiewicz from Salem Wisconsin displays his concentration camp number tattooed on his forearm.
He was only 11 when the Germans invaded Poland and he was taken to a concentration camp. He was able to convince soldiers he was 18 and could work in a quarry and later as an electrician.
During the war, Argiewicz estimated he was taken to seven different concentration camps including Buchenwald and Auschwitz,. Only he and his sister Lucy survived. His mother, father and another sister died at Auschwitz.
His life is also the subject of a book, “Number 176520, the Story of Paul Argiewicz, a Teenage Holocaust Survivor,” by Deanne Joseph Ebner.

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