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article imageHolocaust survivor Martin Gray dies in Belgium

By AFP     Apr 25, 2016 in World

Best-selling author and Holocaust survivor Martin Gray has died in Belgium aged 93, a local official told AFP on Monday.

The Polish-born Gray, who died overnight, is best known for his 1971 memoir "For Those I Loved", which was translated into more than 20 languages.

It described how he survived the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, fled the Treblinka death camp and entered Berlin as a soldier in the Red Army.

The book was turned into a high budget mini-series starring Michael York in 1983 that was a huge hit in France.

Some doubts emerged about the veracity of Gray's claims, but lawyer and famed Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld told AFP he firmly believed them.

"He was a light-hearted man with a rare strength of spirit," he said.

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