Martin Hoffman

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Martin Joseph Hoffman (15 November 1929 – 15 May 2018) was a Czech-born British professional bridge player and writer of Jewish descent.[1][2] He was born in Prague.[3]

He was a survivor of the Holocaust and transported to Auschwitz. He was later moved to the Monowitz-Buna, Gross Rosen and Birkenau sub-camps of Auschwitz; and from there he was sent on a death march towards Buchenwald. In 1945, he was liberated by American Army troops, who adopted him as mascot, with the honorary rank of sergeant.

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  1. "Martin Hoffman". English Bridge Union. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. Hoffman, Audrey. "Martin Hoffman". Holocaust Survivor's '45 Aid Society. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. Hoffman, Martin (1982). Hoffman on Pairs Play. Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-11750-3.