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The Remarkable Tale Of The ​Holocaust Survivor Saved By A 2lb Joint Of Roast Beef

Jess Hardiman

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The Remarkable Tale Of The ​Holocaust Survivor Saved By A 2lb Joint Of Roast Beef

The grandson of a Holocaust survivor has shared his remarkable story on Twitter - revealing that he can trace his very own existence back to a 2lb piece of meat, which kept his grandfather alive.

Stephen Black kicks the thread off by introducing his grandfather as Murray Goldfinger, a 91-year-old with an incredible 'tale of survival' that includes a particularly interesting story.

Stephen then continues the story, explaining that Murray - who was born Monek - was on the 'Death March' when he was dropped a surprising lifeline.


Stephen explains Monek was 'shocked' and that, after looking around, he stuffed the beef under his shirt. Over the next two days, he tore small pieces from the joint and ate them on the sly.

He asked his grandfather if it was a 'gift from Heaven', but apparently the reality is 'much bleaker'.


"It didn't work out that way," Stephen explains in the next tweet.

"The marchers were too fatigued, many dying along the way. Monek was lucky. The roast beef's trajectory led straight to him."

He adds: "I can trace my own existence back to that piece of meat, which sustained Monek and gave him the energy to keep going."


In later tweets Stephen says that he will not stand by as people today are targeted for their otherness.

"I am inspired by the younger generation's activism as they say #NeverAgain to needless death," he writes.

"Monek was compelled to tell his story to show the darkness we're capable of when hatred goes unchecked."


Stephen also pledges to continue to tell his grandfather's story because he knows the fight is 'still ongoing'.

"It's a fight to prevent history from repeating but also to ensure that all human life is valued equally, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, or ability," he adds.

Since his tweets have gone viral, Stephen said that his grandfather - or 'Poppy' as he calls him - has been moved to tears from the incredible response his story has received.


Truly inspirational.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Stephen Black

Topics: Inspirational, Interesting

Jess Hardiman
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