FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — A Holocaust survivor who made it his mission to share stories of the horrors he saw and endured while imprisoned in nine concentration camps has died. Abraham Peck was 91.
Peck's family says the longtime Fair Lawn, New Jersey, resident died Thursday from kidney failure.
Peck was well known for speaking before school and community groups and was the subject of a recently published biography. Peck's son said his father believed his long life was tantamount to victory over Adolf Hitler, because he wanted to educate people about the Holocaust and have them fight injustice.
Peck eventually married another Holocaust survivor and immigrated to the United States in 1949. Peck took a job at an upholstery manufacturing company and eventually bought the business, which he operated for 25 years.