A Holocaust survivor who cheated death in eight Nazi concentration camps during World War Two has died in hospital.
Chaim Ferster, 94, was forced from his home in Poland by the Nazis and survived Auschwitz, malnutrition and typhus. He later settled in Manchester.
He died from pneumonia and a kidney infection earlier surrounded by his three sons and family, his rabbi said.
Rabbi Arnold Saunders said he “had nine lives and was an inspiration”.
His sister Manya, 92, who was the only other member of his family to survive the Holocaust, managed to visit him just a few days before he died.
Mr Ferster, who lived in Salford, Greater Manchester was admitted to hospital last week.
He died just after midnight with his three sons at his bedside at North Manchester General Hospital.
His youngest son Stuart Ferster, 61, told the BBC: “His greatest fear was that people would forget the horrors of the Holocaust.
“That is why …