Man’s primal instinct is to survive at any cost and in order to do so some have done things which could be considered as selling your soul to the devil. Does this mean we can judge them? In some cases we can but in other cases we have to understand the situation they were in. Faced with complete annihilation I am not sure how many would have acted differently, especially those who are still in their youth, dreaming of their life yet too come.
Solomon Perel (also Shlomo Perel or Sally Perel; born 21 April 1925)
For four years, Shlomo Perel didn’t dare go by his real name.
A German Jew by birth, Perel managed to survive the Holocaust as a teenager concealed as a member of the Hitler Youth and serving as a young translator for Nazi soldiers.
He even once saw Adolf Hitler up close.
When the Nazis…
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