One act of Kindness

History of Sorts


The young boy at the far left in the photograph above is Stephen Ross, a 14-year-old Jewish orphan from Poland, who said that he had survived 10 different concentration camps in 5 years before he was liberated at Dachau.

In 1939, Stephan Ross was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. Stephan and his brother were the only ones of their family who survived, and in 1945, they were freed along with all of the other prisoners in Dachau, thanks to allied troops. As Stephan was walking along a road, an American soldier by the name of Steve Sattler gave him his food and an American flag to remember him by.


Stephan was emotional and deeply moved by this, and it helped give him the strength to survive and continue with life.He and his brother later moved to the United States, and Stephan, who lives in Boston, now…

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