Abe Price showing his Auschwitz tatoo to school children
Abe Price (birth name Abram Piasecki) is a Polish Jew, and one of the last living Holocaust™ survivors.
His Holocaust™ tale is one of the all-time greats.
Abe says he was held captive by the Germans from 1939 to 1945, and was sent to Auschwitz in 1944.
The Germans used Abe to work on highways, at a stone quarry, a woodworking factory, and to build an oil refinery.
He says he escaped from the Nazis five times in six years.
According to Abe, those under the age of 16 and older than 40 were immediately killed at Auschwitz-Brikenau, and the rest were sent to labor camps within the complex.
"For three years, I didn't see a child under 16 or an adult older than 40", claims Abe.
I guess all these children liberated from Auschwitz just missed going to the gas chambers or Elie Wiesel's fire pits...
Child survivors of Auschwitz liberatd by the Red Army, January, 1945 1
Abe apparantly didn't see Thomas Buergenthal either, who was 10 when sent to Auschwitz and "miraculously" survived the "death" camp. Maybe Thomas told the Germans he was 16, and they were so stupid they fell for it.
Abe says 12,000 to 20,000 people died every day at Auschwitz.
At Auschwitz, Abe was put to work building an oil refinery. They were on a 300 calorie per day diet. He weighed just 90 pounds.
When the Russians closed in on Auschwitz in January 1945, Abe was put on a death march. But Abe escaped the death march by running away with another inmate. They hid out on a small farm in a barn under a pile of hay. They stayed there under the hay pile for 5 days straight, without any food or water.
"We didnt' eat or drink for five days", proclaims Abe!!
He then returned to his small town of Kielce in Poland. He says only 7 people were left of the 28,500 who lived there prior to the war.
Abe claims to have lost 200 members of his family in the Holocaust.
He eventually made his way to America. Now Abe spends his time going to schools, and telling his tale to young children.
Abe has written two books, “Memoirs of a Survivor” and “Tamed By an Angel.”
He says he gives all proceeds to the Naples, Florida Holocaust Museum.
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Abe now has an updated version of his tale. He now says he spent all six years of the war in Auschwitz (not arriving there in 1944 as he said before).
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