Nazi Germany needed Jews alive and well

List held key to Holocaust survivor’s life

Mystery of his past revealed at archives

Miki Schwartz was 13 when the Nazis came for him.

In 1944, Hitler’s storm troopers packed his family into a windowless cattle car for a four-day train ride to Auschwitz.


“Werner von Braun needed workers. There weren’t enough Germans to do the work, so they took from the (concentration) camps, slave laborers,” Schwartz said. “See here — here is my name, Mikolaus Schwartz, crossed out. Why, I do not know.”


By Lisa Petrillo
July 19, 2007

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