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May 2, 2015

Did Mietek Grocher walk backwards out of the room after his lecture to students in Sweden?

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Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom at Majdanek

Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom at Majdanek where Grocher was a prisoner

The back side of the Majdanek monument

The back side of the Majdanek monument faces the camp

Holocaust survivor Mietek Grocher recently gave a lecture to students in Sweden, where skinheads interrupted his talk. Grocher is a survivor of the Majdanek death camp in Poland. He claims that he survived because he walked backwards out of a gas chamber in the Majdanek camp.

This quote is from the Jerusalem Post article about his speech:

Members of a Swedish youth movement launched an anti-fascist campaign at a high school where neo-Nazis interrupted a lecture by a Holocaust survivor.

The campaign began last week at the Peders Skrivares high school in the western province of Halland, where on April 22 a group of skinheads demonstratively walked in on a talk given to students by Mietek Grocher, 89, Sveriges Radio reported.

I previously wrote this blog post about Grocher, who survived the gas chamber at Majdanek by walking backwards out of the room: : https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/mietek-grocher-the-man-who-walked-backwards-out-of-a-gas-chamber-and-survived/