By Joseph Hamrick
GREENVILLE — Earlier this year, researchers made the startling discovery that there were not 7,000, but 45,000 ghettos and concentration camps scattered across Europe under Nazi Germany’s reign. One of those camps was Stutthof, Poland, where Peter Loth was born in 1943. Loth shared his experience during his seminar “Healing Through Forgiveness” to the audience gathered inside the Fletcher Warren Civic Center on July 21. His mother was three months pregnant when she was shipped to Stutthof. Loth said the only thing that separated the German soldiers from the prisoners “was the yellow Star of David.”read more
THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
By Briana Alzola
Even out of the most tragic of times, hope, peace and forgiveness can prevail. No one knows this better than Peter Loth, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors still alive today. Loth shared his inspirational message at Othello High School Dec. 3.
From being born in a death camp to brushes with the KKK, the first portion of Loth’s life was filled with pain and suffering.read more
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 2:00 am | Updated: 1:57 pm, Thu Dec 6, 2012.
By Tiffany Sukola,
Herald staff writer
MOSES LAKE — Peter Loth was born at a Nazi concentration camp in Stutthof, Poland. But he doesn’t remember that, or any of the atrocities that occurred at the camp.
Instead, Loth said his earliest memories were of growing up in Torun, a city in Poland that had been heavily damaged during World War II. Loth and his “Matka”, or mother, lived in an underground sewer system like many others at that time.
“I remember a knock, and here come the Russians, the KGB,” said Loth, who was taken from his Matka and placed in a prison designed to hold German children. “I had to go, my papers were German, and Matka’s were Polish.”
Loth said that the Russians and Poles hated the Germans for what they did durinread more
Peter Loth was invited to join Grandchildren of Nazis along with Holocaust survivors and their descendants were among hundreds who began a week-long march across Poland During a week long journey of death camps in Poland.read more