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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Holocaust survivor is sharing his inspiring story of he managed to escape Nazi Germany.

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Gunther Karger spoke on Monday to residents at a retirement home in Cutler Bay.

He has published his story of survival in a book called “My Life- Rising From The Ashes Of The Holocaust.”

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It documents how Karger’s family put him on a train to Sweden before they were deported to a concentration camp.

Karger eventually made it to the U.S. where he grew up in an orphanage.

Against all odds, he became a renowned engineer, who developed satellite and network communications and worked with NASA scientists on America’s moon program.

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Karger’s visit coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was Sunday.