His Life Experience
Oct 12, 2018
Lee Marnett - Holocaust survivor
His Life Experience

He is ageless.

It’s not because he chose his own birthday. Or because at over 80 years old he’s still exercising daily. And it’s not because he can still recall events that happened nearly 75 years ago with remarkable detail.

Lee Marnett is ageless because he is eternally optimistic. It’s because he employed more resolve before he was 10 years old than some men do in their entire lifetime. And beyond all else, when you look into his eyes, you see the curiosity of a child and the wisdom of the eldest sage simultaneously looking back at you.

It’s painful to think that those eyes have seen the lightless depths of humanity’s most visceral forms of malice. But Lee’s story isn’t about pain and suffering. It’s about redemption. And for all the horrors that were cast on innocent people, Lee did his part to try to make up for it with good. And still is.

For all the savagery he saw, he practices kindness. For being stripped of all he had, he offers charity. When all seemed entirely lost, he found hope. And to this day, he is still doing his best to help restore that balance.

Lee Marnett is many things. He is a business owner, husband, humanitarian, multilinguist, storyteller, and Packer fan. Most of these things you can simply tell just by his actions or short bits of conversation. But there’s one thing he probably won’t tell you unless you ask him.

Lee Marnett is a Holocaust survivor.