Solomon Perel: German Jew Who Posed As a Hitler Youth to Survive World War II

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Solomon Perel, Jew who posed as Hitler Youth to survive war, dies at 97”:

Solomon Perel, a German Jew who outwitted the Nazis by posing as a member of the Hitler Youth during World War II, an extraordinary story of survival that was dramatized in the 1990 film “Europa Europa,” died in Givatayim, near Tel Aviv.

For decades, Mr. Perel lived a quiet life in his adopted home of Israel, making zippers for a living and raising a family. Only in retirement, after a heart bypass surgery forced him to spend hours sitting in a park in reflection, did he begin to publicly tell his story — one that even in the bottomless depths of Holocaust sagas stands out as remarkable.