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Isaac "Maximillian Fuchs"
Posted by: Heatherdawn (ID *****0041) Date: September 22, 2002 at 13:32:11
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I'm not related, but I thought this was interesting - promises to through off future researchers.

Isaac Wasjbord was going to die. Every Jew at Aushwitz knew that when people were called out of their barracks, they never returned. And his name was next on the list.

It seemed hopeless. He’d already seen his mother assaulted by Nazi soldiers. His father, a cantor and baker, had been tossed and burned in his own oven. Young Isaac had seen a lot in his short life. But at least he was still alive – no small miracle for a Jew in Nazi Europe.

During Isaac’s short time in Auschwitz he had befriended a pair of brothers – the Fuchs brothers. The night before Isaac was scheduled to visit the gas chamber one of the Fuchs brothers – Maximillian -- died.

With Maximillian already dead, Isaac assumed the identity of his friend, telling the Nazi soldiers the next day that the dead body was Isaac. For the rest of his life, the man born Isaac Wasjbord was known to the world as Isaac Maxillian Fuchs. Isaac had been rescued. He was freed in 1945 when the Allies’ troops liberated Auschwitz.

Isaac lived in various counties in Europe. He died in 1986 after marrying and having children of his own.

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