17:54 Aug. 28, 2016
Jack Garfein managed to survive 11 concentration camps, including Auschwitz
Holocaust survivor Jack Garfein celebrated his 86th birthday on July 2 in his Upper West Side apartment surrounded by friends, eating chocolate cake, sipping champagne — and getting engaged to his 39–year-old girlfriend.
"I just told her ‘I can't live without you. Will you marry me?' " Garfein told The Post. "She said, ‘Of course I will. What took you so long to ask?' "
When Natalia Repolovsky first met the charismatic acting coach at a Manhattan social gathering on April 28, 2012 — shortly after she arrived in the United States from Russia — she was instantly smitten.
"He gave me one of those overly firm handshakes," Repolovsky recalled. "I thought ‘This guy has some nerve.' "
But she also felt oddly possessive of him. Full story