Holocaust survivor faces evil, cheats death for second time

In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Auschwitz-Birkenu survivor Magda Brown, 91, stands beside an image of Anne Frank at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. The Skokie, Ill., woman said Saturday’s massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh made her previously scheduled appearance there even more important. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo, Holocaust survivor Judah Samet, 80, sits in his living room in Pittsburgh. Samet survived the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a boy, and he was in the parking lot at Tree of Life synagogue Saturday as a gunman rampaged through the halls, killing Samet’s fellow congregants. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

PITTSBURGH — Sitting in the handicapped lane outside Tree of Life synagogue, Judah Samet watched as a plainclothes officer traded gunfire with the man at the temple door. He was caught in a crossfire and, yet, instead of ducking down, he craned his neck to get a glimpse of the gunman.