‘Transformers’ toy creator and Holocaust survivor Henry Orenstein dies age 98

After surviving the Holocaust, Henry Orenstein moved to the U.S. to become a toymaker, singlehandedly helping in create the “Transformers” toys, which spawned a massive franchise of action figures, movies and more. Orenstein, whose life was spared back in a concentration camp because the Nazis wanted to use his inventive mind to create a secret weapon, died this week at home in New Jersey at 98. Sunday TODAY’s Hallie Jackson remembers a life well lived.

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