Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Salamo Arouch Dies at 86

This is a pretty amazing story. My wife turned me on to the obituary.

NY Times: Salamo Arouch, a Greek-born Jewish boxer who survived the Auschwitz death camp in World War II by winning fight after fight against fellow prisoners, to the delight of Nazi guards who had placed their bets on him, died in Israel on April 26. He was 86.

Read the rest here.


Matt Osborne said...

Why hasn't there been a Holocaust-biopic about THIS guy??

Fraulein said...

That's an unbelievable story, and I agree it would make a great movie.