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On a Bike, Ex-Child Refugee Retraces Escape from Nazi Germany

Holocaust survivor, Paul Alexander, 2018 (Photo: screen capture)

In the interest of saving his life, Paul Alexander’s mother gave her toddler to a volunteer nurse who was leaving Nazi Germany in 1939 by train. Now 81, he will make this journey again by bike reports The Times of Israel:

Now 81, the former refugee child will on Sunday begin retracing that journey to freedom — but this time by bicycle as part of a commemorative ride to pay tribute to the Kindertransport [child transport] program that saved him and thousands of Jewish children eight decades ago. . .

“The thought that came to my head is that this is my answer to Hitler, to sort of prove to myself, to show the world and to express my thanks for succeeding in life and being a happy married man with a family.”

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