Holocaust survivor: Don’t forget
By PAT MUIR
Decades after World War II when Thomas Blatt met one of his former captors from the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp, he wasn’t scared of the man himself; he was scared of how normal the man seemed.
He was spared at the camp and made a servant while his family and thousands of others — the death toll from Sobibor is believed to be more than 250,000 — were killed. Blatt remembers the cold efficiency of the camp’s gas chambers.
“I heard a terrible scream,” he said. “It lasted for about 15 minutes. It went very fast.”