Paul Sobol

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Paul Sobol (26 June 1926 – 17 November 2020) was a French-born Belgian educator, writer and Holocaust survivor. He was widely known as one of the country's best known "passeur de mémoire" (memory keepers).[1]

He was born in Paris. He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp on 31 July 1944. He was involved in the death marches to Gross-Rosen concentration camp and escaped on 25 April 1945 during a transfer to another camp. His parents and younger brother were killed.

Sobol died on 17 November 2020 of a ruptured aneurysm in Brussels, aged 94.[2]

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  1. Lempkowicz, Yossi (18 November 2020). "One of the last Auschwitz survivors died in Belgium where he he worked as a 'passer of memory'". European Jewish Press. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  2. "Paul Sobol voulait témoigner "afin qu'un Auschwitz n'arrive plus jamais"" (in French). La Libre Belgique. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.

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