Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano with Alan Scott Haft
Harry Haft was a sixteen-year-old Polish Jew when he entered a concentration camp in 1944. Forced to fight other Jews in bare-knuckle bouts for the perverse entertainment of SS officers, Haft quickly learned that his own survival depended on his ability to fight and win. Ultimately escaping the Nazis, Haft left an embittered and pugnacious young man. Determined to find freedom, Haft traveled to America and began a career as a professional boxer, quickly finding success using his sharp instincts and fierce confidence. In a historic battle, Haft fought in a match with Rocky Marciano, the future undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. Join us on Wednesday April 27th at 4:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM EDT (the eve of Yom Hashoah) to learn about the life and challenges of Harry Haft from Harry's son Alan Scott Haft, author of "Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano". "The Survivor", a biopic about Harry Haft based on Alan's book, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Ben Foster, will premier on HBO and HBO Max on April 27th.
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