Multigassing Miracle

Howard tells of ‘harrowing’ family tragedy at Auschwitz

By Marie Woolf, Chief Political Correspondent

03 July 2004

Michael Howard, the Tory leader, has told how his grandmother died at Auschwitz — and that his aunt and uncle narrowly escaped the same fate.

“While at Auschwitz she had been in a gas chamber three times and for various reasons — once they actually ran out of gas — had got out to tell the tale.”

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