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  1. Holocaust Survivors ShepZitler

  2. Background Information Born: May 27, 1917 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Life During War: Soldier and Prisoner of War Currently working as a salesman Married and has one son Was 1 of 10 men who survived in his labor camp Held captive for 5 years and 7 months

  3. Was drafted into the Polish Army in 1939 (Beginning of World War 2) Eventually became classified as a “Lithuanian Jew” rather than a Polish soldier. His title of an officer was diminished due to the fact he was Jewish. Was sent to a POW labor camp (Stalag 8 A)

  4. Life during Captivity Lucky enough to stay in a camp with humane conditions under the international law Forced to work at the Autobon and loaded coal at Ludwigsdorf

  5. Freedom at Last Near the end of the war, Zitler marched 3 days without stopping. Germans ordered the Jews to lie down in the middle of a field. The Russian cavalry passed by and woke them up. They took the Jew’s watches, set them free, and rode away. Became free on April 22nd, 1945