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Robert Clary was born in Paris, France in 1926. During the Holocaust, he survived the Blechhammer concentration camp, Buchenwald concentration camp, Drancy concentration camp, Gross Rosen concentration camp, Ottmuth concentration camp, and a death march. He was liberated by United States armed forces at Buchenwald in 1945. Robert credits his survival to entertaining and singing to Nazi soldiers while imprisoned at Buchenwald.
A few years later, Robert became well-known in the entertainment business in France and the United States. He became most famously known for his role as Corporal Louis LeBeau on the television sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” which is set in a German Prisoners of War camp during World War II.
In his later years, Robert toured the United States and Canada to tell his story and teach about the Holocaust.
Please view Robert’s full testimony at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwdZpLtzSlA.
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