Oldest survivor dies


Reuters reports that Leopold Engleitner, reportedly the oldest known survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, has died. He was 107.

Engleitner, a conscientious objector whose life was documented in the book and film “Unbroken Will”, was imprisoned in the Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrueck camps between 1939 and 1943.

He refused to renounce his Jehovah’s Witness faith to win his freedom but was eventually released, weighing just 28 kilograms (62 pounds), on condition that he agree to spend the rest of his life working as a slave agricultural laborer.

I can hear the deniers now. “See, how bad could it be? He lived till 107.”

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