Name at birth
Bella "Bozsi" Bohm
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Chornoholova, Czechoslovakia
Name of father, occupation
Yitzhak Aryeh Bohm, Blacksmith
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Malka Bohm, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, Fanny (sister), Yoli (sister), Golda/Goldi (sister), Ben (brother), Herman (brother), David (brother), Hugo (brother), Esther (sister), Beryl (brother), and I
How many in entire extended family?
Large extended family
Who survived the Holocaust?
Yoli, Ben, Herman, Hugo, and I (Golda died young before the Holocaust)
In 1942 my family was transported from our village to Auschwitz where my parents and other siblings and extended family members were killed shortly after arrival.  I was with my sister Yoli throughout my time in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.  Ben and Herman were never taken to a concentration camp.  Hugo, twelve years old, survived Auschwitz, he was a blacksmith.  Herman obtained false papers through Raoul Wallenberg.  Ben was taken to a prison camp in the Russian Gulag.  Herman helped get him out after the war.  Ben reunited the family after the war.  
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
Jablonitz, Czechoslovakia and then in late 1948, Netanya, Israel
When did you come to the United States?
October 1957
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
How is it that you came to Michigan?
I had an aunt who had come to the United States before the war who was living in the Detroit area. My surviving siblings settled in the area, with the exception of Yoli who lived in New York.
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
September 7, 1947 in Czechoslovakia
Menachem Glaser, Religious studies educator
Malka Littman, educator and Aura Glaser, clinical psychologist
Three: Amir, Ron, and Yoav Three great-grandchildren: Maya, Lexi and Lilly
What do you think helped you to survive?
Being with my older sister Yoli, the Germans never detected that we were sisters.
Charles Silow
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