People I would like to have known: Dr. Nicholas Berman

People I would like to have known: Dr. Nicholas Berman

In my continuing list of people I would like to have known, but never met, here's a man I wish I had known. I am struck by the story of the unique life of this man I had never heard about until I read the following obituary. Imagine a husband and wife being sent to Auschwitz in two separate camps, yet  both surviving and then being reunited. What a wonderful and unique outcome. And, that is in addition to his achievement of his unusual professional achievements as well as their being able to find a way to immigrate to the United States. There had to be a story fit for a book if we could have sat down with them and talked about their lives. There are so many amazing people whose story is only known when they die. So, here is the brief description of Dr. Berman's life.

Berman, Dr. Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas Berman M.D., DDS. Passed away February 16, 2010 at the residence he shared with his daughter, Dr, Margaret Berman, in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 100 years old. Nick Berman lived a remarkable life that history bore out. He was born in Hungary, became a successful maxillo- facial surgeon, married Giselle in 1939. After entering Auschwitz, they were separated for 2½ years, each being in different camps, and were reunited after the liberation of the concentration camps. They immigrated to the United States in 1946. Nick was reinstated as a medical doctor and dental surgeon after completion of courses to practice in the U.S. Dr. Berman introduced the dental implant December 5 1950.

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