- Simon Toncman (57†)
Returned to his homecountry the Netherlands, started a family and became a successful businessman.
He refused to talk about this photo till the day he died.
- Mel Mermelstein (81)
Born in Hungary, today he lives in America.
During a spectaculair trial against people claiming the Holocaust is a lie he provided evidence about gas chambers where he lost his entire family.
- Naftali Fürst (75)
Born in Bratislava, found his new home in Haifa in Israel.
After 60 years of silence he published his memoirs.
- Paul Argiewicz (82)
Lost his Polish father and Bavarian mother in Concentration Camps.
In 1950 he left for the USA, where he talks about the war in schools.
- Elie Wiesel (79)
Fought for the right of Israel to excist.
Wrote books about the Holocaust.
For his fight against violence, opression, and racism he received the 1986 Nobel price for peace.
- Heiman Leefsma
According to Buchenwald documentation he was born on 11th of july 1924 in the Netherlands.
He was an electrician.
Nothing is known about what happened to prisoner 130 305 after the end of the war.
- Max Hamburger (88)
Before his arrest he was active in the Dutch Resistance in Amsterdam.
He only survived Auschwitz because he could work as a medical assistant.
Today he lives in Belgium and has talks about his war experiences.
Dutch wikipedia page;
- Nikolaus Grüner (80)
Born in Hungary, when this photo was taken he was suffering from tuberculosis.
Moved to Australia but since the 1960s he is living in Sweden.
Here is a video interview; videos.modbee.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=1974502&...
Buchenwald Concentration Camp Prisoners identified
Buchenwald prisoners as they looked when found by allies during the
liberation of their Concentration Camp.
Some of the people in this photo have been identified, click on their faces to learn of their fate.