Friday, December 13, 2019

Max Wolff

First Max Wolff escaped the Germans, then he went after them. But now he is 93 years old and walking using a walker.
Max had been hiding at ten different locations in Belgium when he saw his chance in '44 to change roles and "hunt the Germans", as he says. Via the Allied bridgehead in Caen, Normandy, he managed to join the Princess Irene Brigade.
Max Wolff turned from a man in hiding to a liberator. He was there when the Germans signed for the Heusden town hall disaster in November 1944: 134 men, women and many children were killed - hiding from violence - after the town hall tower was blown up. 
Not everyone in his family survived the Holocaust. His two sisters and brother-in-law tried to make it to Switzerland but did not; they were murdered in Auschwitz.

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