Harry Praw was born in Łódź, Poland in 1929. He lived in a small apartment in the city with his parents, grandfather, five sisters and three brothers. Following the German occupation of the city in September 1939, Harry and his family were deported to the Jaslo ghetto. From Jaslo, Harry and his family were separated and he was sent to work in various labor camps including Skarżysko, Częstochowa, Buchenwald and Dora. The British Army liberated Harry in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. He was the only one from his family to survive. Harry moved to the United States with his wife and son in 1949.
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