Victor Perez traveled from the Jewish district of Tunisia to the metropolitan city of Paris to pursue his dream of becoming an internationally known boxer. His dream came true as he won the World Boxing Flyweight Championship. He quickly became a celebrity throughout Europe and would date a famous French actress, forming one of the biggest celebrity couples in the 1930s.
Victor would go from riches to rags with the onset of World War 2. He would endure torturous conditions as a prisoner of the infamous Monowitz concentration camp, a labor sub-camp of Auschwitz built by German pharmaceutical company IG Farben and commanded by SS boxing fanatic, Heinrich Schwarz. Victor would box against other inmates: the winner received extra food rations while the loser was killed. This is a story of bravery and resilience. The story of Victor Perez.