: Holocaust survivor set to marry 39-year-old Russian beauty - New York Post

17:54 Aug. 28, 2016

Holocaust survivor set to marry 39-year-old Russian beauty - New York Post

Jack Garfein (Getty Images)

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.

Read also Guinness World Records confirms Holocaust survivor as world's oldest living man

"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 

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