Individual Portrait – Fred Roer

Fred Roer

Fred Roer

(1920 – 2010)

b. Kerpen, Germany

Wartime Location: Germany; Lhodz ghetto, Poland; work/concentration camps in Posen, Poland; Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland

“How did I survive? The will to live I guess, being lucky at the same time, able to get some extra food, being able to trade my clothing for food, a Polish worker would share some of his sandwich with me, you know, so I got some extra food… Everyone who survived was just plain lucky and was just at the right place at the right time. Anyone who tells you that they survived because they were smarter- it wasn’t so.”

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