This is the first in a series of investigative columns that will tell the story of Al Katz, a Holocaust survivor.
Why should you be interested?
If you or a loved one is a senior citizen, living in Florida either full time or part time, this story applies to you.
Al Katz had his liberty and property taken from him by National Socialist Germany in 1940. They tried to take his life, but he survived. Fast forward seventy years to 2010, and Al Katz had his liberty and property taken from him a second time. This time, however, the state in which this all happened is Florida.
During the Holocaust, Al helped to save innumerable lives by secretly distributing scraps of food to starving slaves along the train route he drove. After the Holocaust, Al delivered his memories to thousands of students in Manatee County and other southwest Florida schools. He was a true Holocaust hero to those he saved and the generations after them.
This story is a written in his memory and is a warning to all those who live in Florida and beyond.
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Al Katz, The Story of a Holocaust Survivor