The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realized that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate. Zippi, as she was known, was clean, always neat. She wore a jacket and smelled good. They were introduced by a fellow inmate, at her request.
Even with an economics degree from Yale and job experience on Wall Street and in Hollywood, the future for Shawn Pleasants looked increasingly glum.
World Cup winner Gordon Banks was a “goalkeeper with magic”, says Brazil legend Pele, after the former England goalkeeper died at the age of 81.
The football world has been paying tribute to Banks, a world champion in 1966 but best remembered for a save that denied Pele in the 1970 World Cup.
But iconic forward Pele, 78, said he was “glad” his header was kept out.
“That act was the start of a friendship between us that I will always treasure,” he said.