hauling downed trees under orders given by the Nazis, Prisoner
No. 12510 lost one of his wooden clogs and decided to protect
his foot by wrapping it with paper from a discarded cement bag.
He also placed a piece of paper on his chest for warmth against
the cold and wind.
But upon returning
to the concentration camp, a Nazi soldier discovered what the
prisoner had done, threw him to the ground and proceeded to beat
him with 30 lashes (which can still be felt to this day).
He was then thrown into the mud and rendered unconscious, but
fellow inmates eventually dragged him back to the barracks where
he was revived.