Morris Sorid, 101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Beats Sandy

11/05/2012 10:55 am ET | Updated Nov 05, 2012
  • Forward Staff The Jewish Daily Forward

By The Jewish Daily Forward

A 101-year-old Holocaust survivor and author is believed to be the oldest evacuee from superstorm Sandy.

Wheelchair-bound Morris Sorid was plucked from his nursing home in the Rockaways along with hundreds of seniors and is now waiting out the recovery in another Queens facility, the Daily News reported.

“To tell you the truth,” he told the News, “the hurricane doesn’t excite me too much.”

Sorid was already married with a young daughter in the town of Pruzany, Poland, now in Belarus, when World War II broke out. He fled the Nazis, hid in forests and eventually made it to Brooklyn, but his daughter was killed in a concentration camp.

At 95, he wrote a book about the experience, "One More Miracle."

As storm waters threatened last weekend, he and some 3,000 other seniors were evacuated out of Sandy’s path from nursing homes in Queeens and Long Island.

Things are a bit unsettled, but he’s not complaining.

“I’m safe,” he told the News. “What is there to mind?”

Originally published by the Forward.

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