Holocaust survivor Henry Oertelt passes away at the age of 90

The Oertelt
Henry Oertelt, flanked by his daughter, Stehanie Oertelt-Samuels, and his wife, Inge.
MPR Photo/Bob Collins

Henry Oertelt, a man who brought his story of surviving the Holocuast to tens of thousands of students, teachers, and individuals throughout Minnesota, has died. A survivor of five Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, Oertelt was a lecturer and author of the book, "An Unbroken Chain".

MPR's Cathy Wurzer interviewed Oertelt back in 2001. He described what it was like in the Flossenbuerg Concentration Camp in the final days before the camp was liberated by American troops.

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