Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:15 am (Updated: November 9, 1:31 am)
Punishment for sassiness today might earn a child a slap on the bottom or a few minutes in timeout.
For Jewish children who mouthed off to the Nazis or their collaborators, the consequences were much more severe.
“A boy, maybe 10 or 12, talked to the guards and sassed them,” Arthur Pais recalled. “They shot him.”
Pais is a survivor of the Kovno Ghetto and the Dachau Concentration Camp. The young boy being shot is among his most vivid memories from the Holocaust.
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