A Jew who survived six gassings

Author recounts experiences in Nazi concentration camp

  • Surviving the horror

Gazette

Montreal, Canada, August 5, 1993.

ST. LAURENT — As an 11-year-old boy held captive at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, Moshe Peer was sent to the gas chamber at least six times.

Each time he survived, watching with horror as many of the women and children gassed with him collapsed and died.

To this day, Peer doesn’t know how he was able to survive.

“Maybe children resist better, I don’t know,” he said in an interview last week.

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