Monday, February 2nd, 2009...4:04 pm
Auschwitz survivor dies at 100 in fire at home in Brooklyn
A Brooklyn man who survived both world wars, the Auschwitz gas chambers and the deaths of four wives perished at age 100 when he was trapped in a fire in his Williamsburg home. David Weiss had seen the worst of the world but remained deeply faithful. He went to synagogue every day, including the morning he died, when relatives said he returned home for a forgotten prayer shawl and was caught in the flames.
“He lived for God,” said his granddaughter, Faigy Stroh. “A very humble man.” more@NYdailynews.com