Concentration camp to poker hall of fame: The remarkable life of Henry Orenstein – The Irish Times

Concentration camp to poker hall of fame: The remarkable life of Henry Orenstein – The Irish Times

Henry Orenstein was born on October 13th, 1923 in Hrubieszow, Poland. He died from Covid-related complications in a hospital in Livingston, New Jersey on December 14th.

In the 98 years in between, he survived five concentration camps by passing himself off as a scientist, introduced America to the joy of toys called Transformers, made it into the Poker Hall of Fame having revolutionised the game as a televised sport, and sponsored the winning car at the Indianapolis 500 in the livery of a best-selling dinky called Johnny Lightning. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and a reputation for wringing every last drop out of life.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/concentration-camp-to-poker-hall-of-fame-the-remarkable-life-of-henry-orenstein-1.4765557

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