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Why This Holocaust Survivor Still Wears His Concentration Camp Uniform

Ed Mosberg, Holocaust survivor (Photo: youtube screenshot)

While Holocaust survivors are left with the permanent tattoos that Nazis inked into their skin to remind them of the horrors they faced, it is doubtful many of them hold onto other physical reminders. However, The New York Post's Doree Lewak introduces us to Ed Mosberg, a 92-year-old who survived the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland and who still dons a camp uniform so that others will remember this dark chapter in history:

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a prisoner of the Plaszów concentration camp in Poland.

Although it brings back unspeakable memories, the 92-year-old occasionally dons the uniform, “so people remember [the Holocaust] happened. When I wear the uniform, they know,” Mosberg told The Post.

He still wears his original number plate — issued by camp guards as a way to dehumanize Jewish prisoners by taking away their names — every day. It’s now strung on a gold bracelet to replace the wires that once covered his wrists during his four years of hell...

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