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Walter Mayer

Walter Mayer
Nationality: German
Location: Belgium • France • Germany • Korea • Luxembourg • Missouri • New York • Seoul • St. Louis • United States of America
Experience During Holocaust: Escaped the Holocaust • Family Died During the Holocaust • Was a Soldier

Mapping Walter's Life

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“[As we were leaving Germany on the train to Luxembourg] I remember my dad opening the window on the train and taking his pass from World War I with all the battles he was in and threw it out the window. He had a box full of medals and he threw that out the window and said, 'We're never coming back. I don't need that stuff.' Threw it out the window, and then he cried.” - Walter Mayer