Moses Rechnitz was born to Jewish parents in the Polish town of Bedzin on June 3, 1923. Moses was 16 years old when German troops invaded Poland in September 1939. By 1941, he was a slave laborer on a German railroad construction project outside of Krakow. Moses was later deported to three Nazi camps in four years and was freed near Dachau in April 1945.
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