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Auschwitz Convoy Escape

How a group of Belgian Jews escaped from a train bound for the Auschwitz death camp in 1943.

In 1943, a group of Belgian Jews escaped from a train bound for the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

In the only incident of its kind, they were helped by members of the Belgian resistance.

Witness speaks to Simon Gronowski, who at the age of 11, jumped from the train to safety.

PHOTO: Simon Gronowski with his parents (private collection)

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10 minutes

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Sun 22 Apr 2012 21:50GMT

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  • Wed 18 Apr 2012 08:50GMT
  • Wed 18 Apr 2012 15:50GMT
  • Thu 19 Apr 2012 02:50GMT
  • Sun 22 Apr 2012 21:50GMT

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