Survivor who dedicated his life to the memory of the holocaust passed away at 96

Max Mannheimer, a holocaust survivor who become one of the symbols of preserving the memory of the holocaust, passed away at the hospital in Munich yesterday. After surviving Auschwitz and Dachau, Mannheimer dedicated his life to telling the story of the victims of the Nazis.
Mannheimer with Merkel Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer passed away yesterday (Friday) at the age of 96 at the hospital in Munich. Mannheimer, who lost his entire family during the holocaust, dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis.

For the past 30 years, Mannheimer has spoken about his experiences at the Dachau concentration camp in front of high school and university students. The testimony he shared with the younger generation made him one of the most prominent holocaust survivors involved in preserving the memory of the victims of the holocaust and won many awards for his efforts.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel eulogized Mannheimer and commended his efforts for preserving the memory of the holocaust. Mannheimer was born on the 6th of February, 1920 in a town in the territory that is currently part of the Czech Republic. He was sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943 and was later also sent to Auschwitz and Dachau.

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