Ann Eisenberg

"Never forget. Love your fellow man; do not hold a grudge against anybody."

Name at birth
Chana Sobo
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Sighet, Romania
Name of father, occupation
Leib Sobo, Lumber business
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Blima Kandel, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and eight children: Moishe, Shmiel, Chuni, Reiza, Rechel, me, Idy, Cipra, Tovia and Miriam
Who survived the Holocaust?
Chuni, Reiza, Rechel and me
It was G-d’s will.  There is no other explanation.  I was with my sister the whole time, she watched over me.  She was like a mother to me even though there was only a one and half year age difference between us.  I later learned that my two older brothers Moishe and Chuni were together.  The Germans were looking for people to do steelwork; my brothers volunteered hoping that it would help keep them alive.  Steel fell on Moishe’s foot and they amputated it, he later died anyway.  

My sister and I went home to Sighet, where we met our brother.  Sister helped me, she made sure I got my equal share of rations, she pinched me make sure I had color in my cheeks during the selections.  At one period of time, for two or three weeks, there were five or six of us girls that were given extra potatoes and even some meat, by the Lagersfuhrer.  That much food was a very big deal.  That Lagersfuhrer, he was a mensch, but nothing lasts forever, they transferred him elsewhere.
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Enns DP Camp, Austria
Where did you go after being liberated?
DP Camp
When did you come to the United States?
We came to the America in 1947. My grandparents had come to the United States before the war. My father had a chance to come over but he thought, I’m making a living, America not so kosher, so religious, so he decided to stay.
Occupation after the war
Meat business
Eugene Eisenberg
Barry, meat business; Allen retired; Chuck, supervisor
What do you think helped you to survive?
It was G-d's will. I have strong faith.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never forget. Love your fellow man; do not hold a grudge against anybody.
Charles Silow
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