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Alexander with Siegfried Laier

Real Name: Alexander (last name unknown)
Case: Lost Friend
Location: Moerlenbach, Germany
Date: March 1945


Details: Siegfried Laier was a four-year-old boy in Germany during the last days of World War II. In the devastation, his mother took him and his sisters 100 miles away to Moerlenbach where they encountered American GIs providing food and medical supplies. In March 1945, he befriended one named Alexander who took special interest in him and his family and made sure they got the help they needed.
On several occasions, Alexander came to visit the Laiers. He brought them food and supplies from the Army that helped them to survive. He also came every day to pick Siegfried up and take him to school. He also brought Siegfried with him on drives around town. On certain drives, Alexander even let him "drive" the jeep.

Siegfried Laier

They became great friends, but they became separated when Alexander shipped out of Germany. All Siegfried has is a photo to remind him of Alexander, and he hopes to someday see him again. In 1945, Alexander was around the age of twenty; today, he would be in his nineties. He was part of an Army unit that marched into Morelenbach on March 27, 1945. While there, the soldiers were housed at the Grunebaum Guesthouse.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 9, 1994 episode.
The actor who played Alexander in the re-enactment is David Ramsey, who played John Diggle on the CW Show Arrow.
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