The Boxer who Fought for his Life at Auschwitz

Salamo Arouch, a young Jewish boxer from Greece, was sent to Auschwitz in 1943. Suddenly finding himself in brutal matches staged to “entertain” the Nazi SS officers, the undefeated Balkan light-medium weight boxing champion was no longer fighting for a title, he was fighting for his life.

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