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From Survival to Prosperity: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Sam Solasz, a Master Butcher.

The father of a master butcher, Morris Solasz, 87, was born in Poland in 1928. He had eleven siblings. After the Nazis took over his hometown, he lived in a ghetto until 1942 when Solasz, then 14 years old, was packed into a railway car headed for Treblinka concentration camp.

As he rode towards the death camp, Solasz, according to Mashable, "was able to locate some tools in the cattle car and devise a way to unlatch the door." As the train slowed, he jumped from the car with another woman and headed to the woods where he was taken in by members of the resistance. He hid in the forest, fought with the partisans, and used his butchering skills to prepare game in order to survive.

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Author:Zalman, Jonathan
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Aug 18, 2015
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