Yitzhak Balsam was just under 15 years old when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Like other Jewish men in Praszka, he was forced to build roads outside of town. Yitzhak was later deported to several camps, including Auschwitz, and was imprisoned with 60 men after attempting to escape from a death march. He was later sent to Mauthausen for forced labor and to the Gunskirchen camp to die. In May 1945, he was liberated.
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