Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The Last Jew in Auschwitz
Before going to the death camp, we have just spent half an hour at the jewish cemetery in the town of Auschwitz itself. It's very unkempt. Why? Because there is not a single jew left here. Before the war, 58 per cent of the town's population was jewish. A few remained after the war. But by 2000, only one jew remained, but in that year he died. Why did he stay? As an act of defiance? No one really knows, but Shimon Kruger's grave is one which all visitors pay their respect at.