Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

23/10/2012

Oldest known Auschwitz survivor who taught Polish children in defiance of Nazis dies aged 108

The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp – a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland’s Nazi occupiers – has died at the age of 108.

Antoni Dobrowolski died on Sunday in the Polish town of Debno.

After invading Poland in 1939, sparking the Second World War, the Germans banned anything beyond four years of elementary education in a bid to crush Polish culture and the country’s intelligentsia. for more click here

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