In the spring of 1944, when Gene was 16-years-old, he and his family were deported from their home in Hungary to Auschwitz. Gene spent a year as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, living in unfathomable conditions. With an abundance of luck, and a resilient mindset, Gene managed to survive until he was liberated by Soviet soldiers at the end of World War II. Gene has spoken to audiences for decades about his experiences and about resilience. He is a frequent media contributor on topics related to the Holocaust. He is the topic of his daughter's book We Got the Water: Tracing My Family's Path Through Auschwitz available at amazon. Learn more at wegotthewater.com and on Facebook.