Holocaust survivor dies at 91

Man, saved from Holocaust by Schindler, dies at 91

Roberto Cruz, Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal8:27 a.m. EST November 6, 2013

Kuba Beck and his wife dedicated past 20 years to telling their story.


POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Holocaust survivor Kuba Beck will be remembered as a man of faith who loved his family and community.

Beck, 91, died Monday at the King Street Nursing Home in Rye Brook, N.Y., his family said.

He was born in Krakow, Poland, and moved to the U.S. in 1949.

He and wife Helen, who died in 2008, survived Nazi death camps by working for Oskar Schindler, whose story was told in the 1993 Steven Spielberg film “Schindler’s List.”

“He loved his family, he loved people and that’s why, when the time was right, he and my mom both dedicated the last 20 years to telling their story,” said Robert Beck, 65, of Port Chester.

Kuba and Helen Beck often told their story at schools and colleges. Both were weekly congregants at Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie for more than 40 years.

Beck’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday.

He is survived by sons Robert and Arthur, 61, of Milwaukee, family in Israel, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


About Brian Fulmer

Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
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