Famous Celebrities Who Managed To Survive The Holocaust

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.

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 1 Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transylvania
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman.
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Famous As: American-Israeli psychologist
Birthdate: March 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

 3 Otto Frank

Otto Frank.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Father of Anne Frank
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
Died: August 19, 1980

 4 Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Nazi Hunter
Birthdate: December 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20, 2005
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 5 Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski.
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Famous As: French-Polish Film Director
Birthdate: August 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Otwock
Died: May 12, 2008
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 7 Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Organist
Birthdate: December 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: January 1, 1970
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 8 Primo Levi

Primo Levi.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Chemist
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: April 11, 1987

 9 Jerzy Kosiński

Jerzy Kosiński.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: May 3, 1991

 10 Simone Veil

Simone Veil
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Judge
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice

 11 Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba
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Famous As: Pharmacologist, Physician, University teacher
Birthdate: September 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Topoľčany
Died: March 27, 2006

 12 Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria

Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: May 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 8, 1996

 13 Joel Teitelbaum

Joel Teitelbaum
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philosopher, Rabbi
Birthdate: January 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației
Died: August 19, 1979

 14 Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: February 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
Died: January 8, 2005
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 15 Mirosław Hermaszewski

Mirosław Hermaszewski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: September 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lipniki, Poland

 16 Olga Lengyel

Olga Lengyel
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transylvania
Died: April 15, 2001

 17 Henry Morgentaler

Henry Morgentaler
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Łódź
Died: May 29, 2013

 18 Francis Lemarque

Francis Lemarque
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 20, 2002

 19 Thomas Blatt

Thomas Blatt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Izbica, Poland
Died: October 31, 2015

 20 Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dąbrowica, Poland
Died: September 29, 2010
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 21 Curt Lowens

Curt Lowens
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Famous As: Actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Olsztyn

 22 Yosef Lapid

Yosef Lapid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: June 1, 2008

 23 Claude Bourdet

Claude Bourdet
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 20, 1996