Zigmond Adler was three years old when Germany occupied Belgium in May 1940. Zigmond, whose mother was deceased, went to live with his aunt and uncle after the Germans deported his father. With the help of Catholic friends, Zigmond and his relatives hid under false identities. After two years, they were caught by the Gestapo. Zigmond was sent to the Mechelen transit camp, and then to Auschwitz, where he was gassed. He was seven years old.
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