This list of holocaust survivors includes names like Roman Polanski, Meyer Gottleib and Branko Lustig

The holocaust, which occurred in Europe during German Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s reign, is considered one of the most infamous chapters of history. After the Nazi dictator rose to power in Germany, millions of people belonging to the Jewish community were thrown into concentration camps, where they were subjected to different forms of torture. Most of these prisoners succumbed to the inhuman living conditions of these camps. However, there were a few who managed to survive the cruelty and narrate the horrific episodes of their past. While some of these individuals managed to escape the clutches of the German Police and move to England and the United States, a few others toiled hard at the labor camps until Hitler’s era finally ended. The list of lucky holocaust survivors includes the names of several noteworthy Hollywood celebrities. Acclaimed filmmaker Roman Polanski, Branko Lustig – the producer of blockbusters like ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator’ as well as Meyer Gottleib – producer of the flick ‘Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ are a few. In a recent interview, Roman Polanski, the maker of films like ‘The Pianist’ recalled a terrifying incident he witnessed. The filmmaker who was a child back then saw a woman being shot dead by an SS officer. The incident sends shivers down Polanski’s spine even today. There are several such people who survived the tragedy and some of their stories are quite gripping. We have listed the names of quite a few holocaust survivors. It’s high time you read their stories.
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
(French-Polish film director)

18 August 1933

Paris, France

French

Leo

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
(Writer)

30 September 1928

02 July 2016

Transylvania

Romanian,American

Libra

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
(American-Israeli psychologist)

05 March 1934

Tel Aviv, Israel

Israeli,American

Pisces

Simon WiesenthalSimon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)

31 December 1908

20 September 2005

Buczacz

Austrian

Capricorn

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

19 August 1980

Frankfurt am Main, German Empire

Swiss,German,Dutch

Taurus

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
(Nurse)

15 February 1910

12 May 2008

Otwock

Polish

Aquarius

Primo LeviPrimo Levi
(Writer, Chemist)

31 July 1919

11 April 1987

Turin, Italy

Italian

Leo

Olivier MessiaenOlivier Messiaen
(Composer, organist)

10 December 1908

01 January 1970

Avignon

French

Sagittarius

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
(Novelist)

14 June 1933

03 May 1991

Łódź, Poland

American

Gemini

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

29 September 2010

Dąbrowica, Poland

French,Polish

Leo

Curt LowensCurt Lowens
(Actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

17 November 1925

Olsztyn

German

Scorpio

Simone VeilSimone Veil
(Politician, Judge)

13 July 1927

Nice

French

Cancer

Rudolf VrbaRudolf Vrba
(Pharmacologist, Physician, University teacher)

11 September 1924

27 March 2006

Topoľčany

Canadian

Virgo

Henry MorgentalerHenry Morgentaler
(Physician)

19 March 1923

29 May 2013

Łódź

Canadian,Polish

Pisces

Olga LengyelOlga Lengyel
(Writer)

19 October 1908

15 April 2001

Transylvania

Hungarian

Libra

Jean-Marie LustigerJean-Marie Lustiger
(Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest)

17 September 1926

05 August 2007

Paris

French

Virgo

Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
(Philosopher, Rabbi)

13 January 1887

19 August 1979

Sighetu Marmației

Romanian

Capricorn

Cornelia ten BoomCornelia ten Boom

15 April 1892

15 April 1983

Amsterdam

Dutch

Aries

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