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In last interview, Auschwitz survivor urged Palestinians 'not to give up their fight'

In last interview, Auschwitz survivor urged Palestinians 'not to give up their fight'

(Ismael Mohamad / United Press International)

In last interview, Auschwitz survivor urged Palestinians "not to give up their fight"

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Hajo Meyer at his home in Heiloo, Netherlands on 29 July.

(Adri Nieuwhof)
I mourn the loss of Hajo Meyer, a friend who fearlessly raised his
voice to combat Zionism and to express his support for the struggle of
the Palestinian people for freedom and equality. Hajo passed away in his
sleep on 23 August just days after his ninetieth birthday.


Hajo was born in 1924 and had to flee alone from Nazi Germany at the
age of 14 because the Nazis would not allow him to attend school any
more. His parents sent him to the Netherlands in January 1939.


A year later, the Netherlands was occupied by the Germans. In 1943,
Hajo went into hiding but was captured by the Gestapo in March 1944 and
deported to the Auschwitz death camp where the Nazis tattooed number
“179679” on his arm.

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