Irish Holocaust survivor dies

One of Ireland’s four remaining Holocaust survivors has died.
Terry Samuels, born Tibor Molnar in Debrecin, Hungary, was an orphaned survivor of Bergen-Belsen who was brought to Ireland with his sister, Suzi, and four other children in 1946 by Dr. Bob Collis, an Irish Red Cross volunteer.

Having lost every other member of their family to the Nazis, Samuels and his sister were adopted by an Irish Jewish family and raised in Dublin.

Samuels moved to London as an adult.

Collis and his wife, Han, who in 1946 adopted Zoltan and Edit Zinn, two other orphaned survivors of Bergen-Belsen, were the first Irish citizens honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Samuels died Wednesday and was buried the next day in Dublin’s Jewish cemetery.