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Joe Kline, of Cleveland, Ohio, addresses students Thursday via a computer linkup at KMS High School in Kerkhoven. Kline survived more than a year in Nazi concentration camps. He told his story to some 50 sophomores at the school. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

KMS students hear firsthand account of Holocaust from Ohio man who survived it

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KMS students hear first-hand account of Holocaust from Ohio man who survived it

Face to face with Dr. Joseph Mengele, Joe Klein gave the right answer. Can you work, Mengele asked, as he looked at the tall 15-year-old. Yes, the boy said.

With that answer, Klein was told to go to the right, while his mother and two sisters, one of them carrying her 3-month-old baby, were sent to the left. Klein didn't know it at the time, but he would never see them again.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

(320) 214-4340
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