Henry Orenstein


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Henry Orenstein is a philanthropist, inventor, entrepreneur, and holocaust survivor. After surviving World War II, much of it in various concentration camps, Orenstein became a toymaker who convinced Hasbro to start producing Transformers in the U.S. He holds over 100 other patents, the best-known of which gave Orenstein the exclusive right in the United States to detect and display a player’s hidden cards to the audience in poker games, one of the principal reasons that televised poker is so popular today. Orenstein is the creator and an executive producer of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament as well as the popular TV show High Stakes Poker. In 2008 he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

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“Winter came to an end, and spring arrived, in its fully glory. I remember looking at the blooming trees and flowers and thinking of how incongruous is the beauty of nature against the ugliness of man.”
Henry Orenstein, I Shall Live: Surviving Against All Odds, 1939-1945

“At times I was aware, while they were happening, that I was a witness to extraordinary events, and I tried to remember them as fully and as accurately as possible, with the conscious intent of recording them, should I be fortunate enough to survive the war. Such”
Henry Orenstein, I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

“I remember looking at the blooming trees and flowers and thinking how incongruous is the beauty of nature against the ugliness of man.”
Henry Orenstein, I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

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