Grandpa Helped Install the Gas Chambers

(Times of Israel) Nissan Tsur - Barbel Pfeiffer, 42, traveled to Auschwitz last week with 50 other descendants of Nazis and Nazi collaborators. Her grandfather was one of those who installed the camp's electrical system and gas chambers. Heinz Reuss, a leader of TOS Ministries, the network of Protestant churches that organized the visit, said he views the trip as a way to show solidarity with Israel. "It's true that there is still anti-Semitism in Germany, but there are also a lot of people who stand against anti-Semitism and support Israel," he says. "We want to break the silence not only about our family histories, but also to speak loud against anti-Semitism." Members of the German delegation included descendants of Wehrmacht soldiers, SS officers and others involved in the genocide.

2012-08-31 00:00:00

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