Leslie Schwartz, survived the death train at the end of the Second world war in Poing. Ten years ago, he met the family of his former Savior. Now Schwartz has died at 90.
Poing – Ten years after he was found in Poing his Savior, is a Holocaust Survivor Leslie Schwartz well, on 12. May, at the age of 90 in his hometown of Miami (USA), died. He was at the end of the Second world war, a of approximately 3600 predominantly Jewish prisoners who were on the occasion of the dissolution of the concentration camp outside of Mühldorf in the so-called "death train" point. This transported the prisoners to lake main, in Poing, the train stopped.
When he attempts to flee, were killed numerous prisoners by SS henchmen. Schwartz and others found shelter on a farm that was located on the present-day Poinger main street, and in 1972 was demolished. "This is the woman who gave me milk and bread and butter," recalled Leslie Schwartz, when he saw an old photo of the farmer's wife. Had brought it had in the year 2020, whose daughter, Marianne Maier, met with the Holocaust Survivors in Poing.
About our newspaper Leslie Schwartz had to the farm, after the farmer's wife wanted. According to the woman, to him, who was then 15 years old, saved the lives of. A few days after the report, Marianne Maier reported. Schwartz was specially came from America to Poing. Every day, he said at the time, every day of his life he had thought of Poing and this woman, his Savior. At some point, so he had decided he wanted to return to that place. For four days he was back in the summer of 2010, and we are in Poing.
Back at the place of cruel memories+ As our newspaper reported ten years ago.©Repro: rm
Marianne Maier Leslie Schwartz showed the wedding photo of their parents, he recognized the woman and told from the 27. April 1945: Many of the refugees, starved all of them, were out of the death train to the farm went in search of Food. They found potatoes, the farmer's wife made butter loaves, and gave them milk. To know probably without, that you would bring yourself in danger to life. Hardly the Fugitive had eaten fairly saturated, shots rang out, and the emaciated shapes were driven back by the SS henchmen in the train. In the case of the shooting of then 15-year-old Leslie Schwartz got a shot to the head, he said: "Behind the ear, the ball came in and the front out again."
a time a witness and a warning voice
badly injured, he had to was back in one of the cattle cars, where his friend Max Mannheimer (then 25 years old). Both of them came at the end of the journey the following day to Tutzing on lake Starnberg, where the Americans liberated.
Since 2010, has visited Leslie Schwartz from time to time Poing. He described in schools (both in Poing, as well as the Franz-Marc-Gymnasium Markt Schwaben) as a witness to his experiences and provided as a admonisher tireless work of enlightenment. He was a guest at the commemorative events at the memorial in Poing, which is on the South side of the station. During one of these visits, he said: "In the end our task is not to create a better future and to give the younger generations a reason for hope." Schwartz, as well as the 2016 deceased Max Mannheimer, after the house of a citizen named, is a part of the fists against the walls of history.Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 12:34