My Five Years in the Death Camps, and How They Grew

The Nazis Killed my Dinner

“My story begins in 1940. When I was nine years old, the Germans took me from my home in Krasnik, Poland. For five years I was a prisoner of the Nazis in 10 death camps, where I saw thousands of men, women and children brutally murdered and starved.

I lived on bread crumbs, sawdust, human remains, and one small prayer for redemption or death — whichever was quicker.”

— Stephan Ross, “Holocaust Survivor Backs Flag Protection,” Manchester Union Leader, Saturday, June 12, 1999, pg. D8