Kobi Samuel

Art Dealer / Biker

In 1942 Kobi’s grandmother, 12 year old Martha Angel, was one of 56,000 Thessaloniki Jews deported to Auschwitz in 19 trainloads. In 1945, as the Russians were advancing, the Nazi’s led all surviving inmates on a death march towards Germany. In the middle of the night, Martha and four other girls escaped into a thick, dark forest until they found a sympathetic Russian tank commander. Revealing the Star of David from under his uniform he said “I will save you.” His grandmother still lives today. For Kobi revisiting his families’ birthplace and seeing Auschwitz was emotional. He quipped that he would ask for a refund for his grandparents’ train tickets…

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