You can read the tragic story of Roman Kent in this news article:
The following quote is from the news article:
Holocaust survivor Roman Kent is speaking out after White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s now-infamous remarks on Tuesday. Spicer suggested at a press briefing that Syrian President Bashar Assad committed acts worse than Adolf Hitler because even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons against his own people.
Kent, who was born in Poland in the 1920s, and arrived in the United States in 1946 after spending the war in the Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, Dornau and Flossenburg concentration camps, spoke to Mic in an exclusive interview in his office in New York City.
“He said, ‘Anybody can make a mistake,'” Kent said of Spicer’s apology in an emotional interview. “I agree with that. Anybody can make a mistake. But that’s not a mistake. That’s ignorance. … To have a person ignorant like this at the helm of our government — because press secretary is very important — it’s tragic.”
Note that, according to the news article, Roman Kent, who was born in Poland in the 1920s, arrived in the United States in 1946 after spending the war in the Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, Dornau and Flossenburg concentration camps.
Flossenbürg ? Why was he sent there? The Nazis were having trouble killing him? So they had to send him to “a number of camps”?
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, between April 15 and April 20, 1945, there were 9,300 prisoners in the main Flossenbürg concentration camp, including approximately 1,700 Jews, who were evacuated to Dachau on foot and on trains. Around 2,000 sick prisoners had been left behind because they were too sick to walk.
There were also around 7,000 prisoners, that had been previously evacuated from Buchenwald on the Death Train to Flossenbürg, who joined the evacuation out of Flossenbürg. The trains stopped in the town of Namering where the citizens brought food and water to the prisoners.
Excuse me! I think that the Nazis were trying their best to save Roman Kent, not kill him. The reason that he was put into a camp was to prevent him from helping the enemy during war time.
I wrote about the Flossenbürg camp on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/flossenburg/