Orphaned by the Holocaust

Posted on May 1, 2011

Hal Myers was five in 1935 when Nazi Germany passed the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws that stripped Jews of their rights. Myers’ father, a salesman and World War I veteran, lost his job in Adolf Hitler’s first step in clearing Germany of all Jews, Myers said. He grew up in Karlsruhe, the capital of Baden, and remembers his family moving next to the Jewish community center, where Myers’ father got a job as a janitor and his mother as a cook.

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