My Legacy: Blessings, Love and Courage

My name is Klaus S. I was taken with my wife the 19th of April 1943...with a group of about 1000 people. As soon as I arrived in Auschwitz, I received a tattoo on my left front arm, with the number 117033. As I found out later on, from our transport of 1000, only 299 men made it into the camp…[and] only 158 women…The rest were gassed right away. 

Klaus Stern was born in 1921 in Brezlow, Germany. When the Nazis came to power, Klaus noticed that people increasingly began to treat him differently because he was Jewish. In April of 1943, both Klaus and his wife Paula were deported to Auschwitz. Like many Holocaust victims, they were moved around from camp to camp for the purpose of forced labor for the war effort; their longest stay was in Auschwitz. This memoir tells the remarkable story of how Klaus escaped death in the most notorious concentration camp of the Holocaust and reunited with his wife Paula.


    Paperback, 71 pages

    Published 2007 by Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center


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