Saul Raimi was born and raised in Mława, Poland in a family of eight. He was 14 years old when the Germans occupied the town, which was turned into a ghetto. The family was deported to the Lubartów ghetto, but Saul returned to Mława and began smuggling between the Mława ghetto and the Warsaw ghetto. In the winter of 1942, Saul was deported to Auschwitz where he worked as a bricklayer. The advance of the Red Army in 1945 prompted the evacuation of Auschwitz and Saul was forced to march to Buchenwald. After several months in Buchenwald, Saul was transferred to Flossenburg where he was liberated April 23, 1945. He was initially sent to a DP camp and later immigrated to Israel, then Canada, and finally America. Saul and his brother are the only two surviving members of his family.
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