Ernie Michel finally meets Dieter Heyman, whose father helped him survive Auschwitz.
It has been 67 years since another inmate, Stefan Heyman, saved Ernest Michel from what he considered certain death in Auschwitz.
As Michel recalls it, Heyman chose the young man to record in the Nazi’s logbook the names of all Jewish inmates who were murdered each day in the gas chambers there.
Michel, now 87, had studied calligraphy before the war, and the recording job ensured that he had extra food and would be protected.
“You won’t be sent up the chimney,” Michel said Heyman, who was not Jewish, told him.
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