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David Landsman

David Landsman, 84, of Hooksett, N.H., died Feb. 3, 2013.

Born in Sezemieszyce, Poland, Mr. Landsman and his late sister, Zylla Roth, of Lille, France, were the sole survivors of his immediate family after his grandparents, parents, and five of his seven brothers and sisters were killed during a Nazi invasion. He was 12 years old when he was interred at Auschwitz concentration camp and forced into slave labor. After the camps were liberated, he made his way to Palestine (Israel) to fight alongside Moshe Dayan and others to create the Jewish state.

Mr. Landsman worked at Zim Cruise Lines after graduating from the Hotel Management School in Berne, Switzerland. He opened his own bakery in Nutley, and worked as a pastry chef for many well-known restaurants, including The Harbor, Three Sisters Restaurant, and The Tavern.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda Landsman; his three children, Michael Landsman of Bethesda, Md.; Charles Landsman and his wife, Karen, of Concord, N.H.; Jeanette Chasin and her husband, Steven, of Londonderry, N.H.; and three granddaughters.

Services were held Feb. 4 with arrangements by Levine Chapels, Brookline, Mass.

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