Henryk Mandelbaum

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: last surviving member of the Sonderkommando in Poland, where Jewish prisoners were forced to empty the gas chambers at Auschwitz after fellow Jews were gassed and burned, who along with other such workers were forced by the Nazis to search the body cavities of fellow Jews for valuables and pull out gold teeth and fillings after they were executed, then carry the bodies to crematories for burning and dug huge pits to burn the bodies when the crematories were filled to capacity.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery

 

Born: December 15, 1922

 

Died: June 17, 2008

 

Location: Bytom, Poland