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Simon Gutman (20 July 1923 – 5 October 2020) was a Polish-born French Holocaust survivor. He was born in Warsaw.

Gutman was deported in the 1st Convoy to Auschwitz on 27 March 1942. His mother, Cyma, and, probably, his sister, Bella, were deported to Sobibor extermination camp in March 1943, where they died.

Gutman stayed at Birkenau until 26 October 1944, when he was transferred to multiple camps, including Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp, Hailfingen, Dautmergen, and Altshausen. He escaped during a death march. On 5 April 1945, they met up with the French 2nd Armored Division in Baden-Württemberg and were liberated.

He died on 5 October 2020 at the age of 97.

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