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Meyer's escape from prison camp
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 1:41 PM

By Jim Langham

The old adage that once you’ve been through a crisis, you can understand it better in the lives of others, would be a very difficult one for Bill Meyer, a holocaust survivor who lives in Geneva, Ind. to live out.

Most likely, there isn’t an individual around that went through what Meyer suffered while he was punished in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Last Thursday, Meyer kept a packed house spellbound at the OSU Extension building, as he told those attending how he had been taken to a Westerbork, where he suffered from disease and, at the age of 13, saw his weight drop to 45 pounds during his two year stay.