“The nightmares are now gone, but I will never forget those dark days,” Lisl Schick said. “I lost most of my family to the Nazis … my grandparents, aunts, uncles.”
Schick, now 80, was one of the fortunate ones who escaped torture and ovens in concentration camps. The medical experiments. The rape and incest of young children by Nazi soldiers who marched through Europe’s small towns and big cities.
“My mother used to pick me up from school and we would go to a park,” Schick said. “One day we were greeted by a sign that read, ‘No Dogs, No Jews Allowed.'”
[…] Eventually Jewish citizens would be packed into wooden boxcars and sent away to concentration camps, never to be heard from again. German “liquidation squads” invaded all parts of Europe. Their mission was to kill everyone they believed to be inferior.
By THOMAS MICHALSKI