At just 13-years-old, following the Nazi invasion of Poland, Josef Lefkowitz and his father were separated from their family and taken to the Kraków-Plaszów concentration camp.

Josef survived the Holocaust, and some of the most notorious concentration camps, including Auschwitz, Mauthausen and Ebensee.

With his freedom, Josef returned home to find that he was the only one left alive in an extended family of 150. Compelled by the need to do something to avenge that loss, he joined the Jewish police while still in a displaced persons' camp, and was recruited as an intelligence officer for the US Army who gave him a team to search for Nazis in hiding.

Whilst rounding up SS leaders, he played a critical role in identifying and bringing to justice his greatest tormentor, the Butcher of Plaszow, Amon Göth. He then committed his life to helping the orphaned children of the Holocaust rebuild their lives.

In this harrowing podcast, Josef speaks to Al Murray and James Holland about his extraordinary life.

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