Mark Bader, 75, who survived the Holocaust to immigrate to the U.S. and become a Los Angeles real estate developer, died of lung cancer Saturday in Los Angeles.
Born in Auschwitz, Poland, in 1927, Bader was incarcerated in five concentration camps from 1940 until he was liberated from Dachau on April 29, 1945.
Moving to the U.S. four years later, Bader soon found himself in the U.S. Army as the Korean War was developing.
He returned to Los Angeles and joined Shapell Industries, where he worked for 44 years.
Long a Shapell vice president, Bader resigned from the property management section of the business in 1983 to become executive vice president and general manager of S & S Construction Co.
A subsidiary of Shapell, the construction company built homes throughout Southern California.