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Oldest-known Auschwitz survivor dies

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October 22, 2012 | 11:45 am

The oldest known former prisoner of Auschwitz reportedly has died at the age of 108.

Antoni Dobrowolski died Sunday in the northwestern Polish town of Debno, The Associated Press reported, citing Jaroslaw Mensfelt, a spokesman for the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum.

Dobrowolski was arrested and sent to Auschwitz  in 1942 for holding secret lessons past the elementary school level -- any education beyond four years of elementary school was banned by the Germans in an effort to destroy Polish culture.

Dobrowolski was liberated from Sachsenhausen in 1945.

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