Gert Schramm, survivor of Buchenwald, Died at 87

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Gert Schramm was born on November 28, 1928, in Erfurt, Thüringia was born on April 18, 2016, in Erfurt.

He was a survivor of Buchenwald concentration camp, where he was the only black prisoner.

Gert was the son of a German woman and an African-American father and was arrested in violation of Nazi racial purity laws.

Gert Schramm was one of the prisoners left at the camp, a better chance of surviving than those made to leave in the death marches.

Schramm was there when a thousand citizens from Weimar were forced to visit Buchenwald to see what had transpired there.

Gert had recalled thinking, “Now have a look what happened here with your acquiescence.”

There is some footage of this event that exists.

Gert Schramm passed away at 87 yrs old.