Nearly fossilized old jew Klaus Stern is a seasoned veteran on the Holo speaking circuit, speaking all over the NorthWest -- including Washington via the Speaker's Bureau of the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center.
Stern had been selected for execution for his bad health.
But a miracle!
On the morning his tattoo number was called for work duty, Stern’s face had become bloated by malnutrition, fooling a guard with its "grotesque illusion of health" and his life was saved.
Stern recalled the guard saying, “Hey you with your big fat face, don’t you know what it means to be in that (work) group?’”
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