Max Mannheimer was born on February 6, 1920, and died on September 24, 2016.
He was a Czech-born German author, painter and survivor of the Holocaust.
Except for one brother, he lost his entire family in the Holocaust, including his new wife.
Over serveal decades, Max did not speak about his experiences, despite nightmares and depression.
During 1986, while traveling in the United States, he happened to see a swastika and the sight of it triggered a nervous breakdown.
Following that, Max started to speak about his experiences at the hand of Nazis, giving talks to young people and adults, at school and universities.
He has won many honors and awards for his work.
Max Mannheimer passed away at 96 years old.