Abraham Spiegel

 

 

Age: 97

 

Summary: Holocaust survivor and philanthropist who was imprisoned with his wife in Auschwitz where his two year old son was killed in a gas chamber, who moved to the U.S. after the war and went on to found Columbia Savings and Loan, an institution that was for years considered as one of the country's most profitable savings and loans but collapsed in the industry's crisis of the 1980's and 1990's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: October 25, 1906

 

Died: April 10, 2004

 

Location: Beverly Hills, California