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March 26, 2017

Holocaust survivor tells his story — the ultimate sign of victory

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:46 pm

Rabbi Nissen Mangel at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland. Photo: Screenshot.

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article, which you can read in full at

Begin quote from news article:

A video of an elderly Hasidic Holocaust survivor [shown in the photo above], returning to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland and emotionally recounting his harrowing experiences there has gone viral on Facebook, drawing hundreds of thousands of views in just a few days.

This is such big news, that I have put it on my own Facebook page.

In the video, Rabbi Nissen Mangel is seen telling a group of Boyaner Hasidim in Yiddish about how he, at the age of 10, underwent the “selectzia” process — supervised by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele — with his family, who were from Bratislava. Mangel lied to Mengele about his age — claiming he was 17. Even though Mengele realized this was not true, Mangel and his father were chosen for slave labor, rather than immediate execution.

“It was a miracle,” Mangel said. “1.5 million children were sent to the gas chambers and to me Mengele said to work with my father.”

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Notice that Dr. Mengele is never given the title of Doctor.  Mengele killed Jews, so he can never be forgiven, nor given any respect.

I think that this man should show a little respect for DOCTOR Mengele by using his title of DOCTOR.

My photo of the gas chamber where Rabbi Nissen Mangel could have been sent, but wasn’t.