Martin Gray was born to a Jewish family in Warsaw, 1922.
During the SecondWorldWar Gray lost his entire family and barely survived the horrors of extermination camps under the Nazi-reign.
After the war Gray went to the USA, where he married and made his fortune.
But in 1970 due to a forest fire he lost his beloved wife and four children.
Devastated he started to tell the story of his battered life and became known worldwide.
Gray recaptured his life and traveled the world with a message of restoration and consolation.
Today, after remarriage Martin Gray is the happy father of five children and still lectures all over the world.
Martin Gray (Mietek
Grayewski) was born on 27 April 1922 in Warsaw.
Warsaw ghetto combatant, arrested several times, condemned by the Nazi's.
escapes from a number of concentration camps, including Treblinka.
All 110 members of his family wiped out in the Holocaust.
joins the Russian-Polish underground as a partisan.
Integration in the Red Army with the rank of Lieutenant.
takes part in the combat of Poland and the battle of Berlin.
appointed Captain of the Soviet army.
awarded many decorations including:
-the order Alexander Nevsky
-the order of the great patriotic war
-the order of the red star
-the medal of Berlin
-the victory medal
1947 leaves the Soviet army, emigrates to the United States.
1950 Antique wholesaler, trading in the U. S. , Canada and Cuba.
1952 obtains U.S. citizenship.
1959 marries the Dutch woman, Dina BensvanderBerg; four children are born.
1960 settles in France near Cannes.
1960 undertakes research in biological agriculture on his arboriculture plantation in Tanneron.
His wife and four children perish in a forest fire, which ravages the
Dina Gray Foundation created for the preservation of man in his environment.
writes 11 books; the proceeds from copyrights are donated to his organization under the aegis of the Foundation of France.
books translated in 26 languages; an estimated 30 million readers worldwide.
creates campaign One child, One tree with the collaboration of the ministry of Education, Agriculture and Environment.
receives the U.N. Dag Hammarskjoeld Award.
remarries and fathers 5 children.
consults with film director Robert Enrico for film and 8 hour t.v.series of his book: For Those I Loved.
dedicates much time to meeting students in universities and schools, conversing with them in conferences and debates.
creation of the Association FUTUR.
edification of the Arc of the FUTUR in Tanneron, France.
nomination to the presidency of the Roof of La Grande Arche in Paris.
collaborates in promoting the Rights of Man with the International Foundation of Fraternity and its President Javiez Perez de Cuellar, former secretary general of the U.N.
sets up and coordinates exhibits of Pablo Picasso's paintings and sculptures.
2000 receives the gold medal of European Merit.
2000 receives the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of Humane Letters from the American University of Paris.
2004 writes his 12th book: In the Name of Humans.
2005 receives the degree of Doctor of International Relations (DIR) from the University of Geneva of diplomacy.
2005 the publishing house Rocher starts to reissue the main books of Martin Gray.
2005 initiates the creation of a European monument in Brussels (Belgium) in the memory of all the victims of racism and injustice.
2005 restores government classified buildings in Brussels (Belgium), designed by the architect Ernest Blerot.
2006 gives his consent
to Frits Vrij for the making of the film: Seeking Martin Gray.
Martin Gray speaks six languages, participates in debates and lectures throughout the world.
Articles published in newspapers and magazines.
participates in different endeavours with humanitarian and cultural organisations.
communicates with his ever growing readers.