Saved by a miracle - Henri Zonus
Originally from Czestochowa in Poland, Henri Zonus experienced the anti-Semitic persecutions and the terrible conditions in the ghetto. Unlike his family, he escaped deportation to Treblinka and death. At 14, Henri was forced to work in one of the most deadly Nazi armaments factories, Werk C of the Skarzysko forced labour camp. There, Jews were in contact with picrin powder, a toxic explosive which gave the nickname "yellow hell" to that part of the camp kept as a military secret.
Sent to be shot with other prisoners deemed "unemployable", he emerged unscathed from the mass grave into which he had fallen unconscious. He had no other choice but to return to the camp where he managed to survive.