Born in 1922 in the Burgenland (Austria), the Roma Michael Horvath was deported to Dachau in June 1939 as a Gypsy. Later that year the SS took him to Dachau and then, in summer 1942, to the Mauthausen complex, where he was liberated in May 1945. In his 2003 testimony, he describes years of discrimination before the camps, the abuse of Jews and Gypsies by SS men and Kapos, and the pernicious denial of Nazi crimes after the war. In 1995, two of his grandsons were killed by a bomb planted by an Austrian racist.
Source: Archiv der KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen, Interview mit Michael Horvath