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By: Becky Seitel
Survivor: Bass, Jack

Spend 15 minutes with Jack Bass and you’ll be entertained by Truman Capote, Winston Churchill, and Ronald Reagan.

“I inherited my sense of humor from my grandfather. Of course, it disappeared when I was at Auschwitz. I became numb there … no anger, no pain, no feeling at all. It was difficult to focus on anything. I was just trying to live another hour.”

Through the years, that sense of humor has been reborn. Impersonations of movie stars and politicians are near perfect. Conversations are filled with wit and laughter.

When asked how he feels about doubters of the Holocaust, he quips, “If the Holocaust didn’t happen, I went through one heck of a weight loss program for nothing!”