Pinchas was born in Lodz, Poland. In 1939, his family was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto and later deported to the death camp, Majdanek, where his whole family was murdered on arrival. Pinchas was the sole survivor. From Majdanek, he was sent to a work camp, then to Buchenwald, and then on a death march from Germany to Theresienstadt. He was liberated by the Soviet Army on May 8, 1945. After liberation, he was taken to Britain. Pinchas lived in France, Israel, Brazil and South Africa, before immigrating to Canada. Pinchas is Co-President of Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants (CJHSD).