Charles Markowitz

Charles Markowitz

Charles Markowitz, a Charleston resident and Holocaust survivor, died on Jan. 26. He was 91.

Markowitz was among a dwindling number of survivors living in the Lowcountry. Pincus Kolender, a Polish survivor who settled in Charleston and operated a furniture store, died in Feb. 2008.

Markowitz was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Stuttgart, Germany. He was interned at Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz and survived the Death March of 1945.

He joined the U.S. Army after the World War II and became a paratrooper during the Korean War.

In Charleston, he owned Marko's Furniture Mart and was a member of Brith Sholom Beth Israel, the Orthodox synagogue located on Rutledge Avenue.

He is survived by his two sons and nine grandchildren.

—Adam Parker

Contact Adam Parker at or 843-937-5902.