Contact Us

Hero of the Day: An 85-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Went Skydiving on His Birthday to Spite Hitler

Gary is a Holocaust survivor.  In 1945, he managed to escape from the Buchenwald concentration camp while being led back from harvesting fields.  He hid in a nearby farmhouse until Americans liberated the camp.

And to celebrate his 85th birthday, Gary decided to go skydiving as a big middle finger to Adolf Hitler. He said, “I’d like to prove the [S.O.B.] didn’t succeed.”

He added, “I had two children, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and now I’m jumping out of an airplane.”

Gary now lives in Mission Viejo, California and went to Nichol’s Field in San Diego for the birthday jump.  He jumped tandem with an instructor from 10,000 feet.

The landing was successful.

Here’s a pic:

(Orange County Register)

Best of Kool 98

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kool 98 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kool 98 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.