Charles Growe

"Never again."

Name at birth
Karl Martin Grosz
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Vienna, Austria
Name of father, occupation
Fred Grosz, Shipping agent, furniture moving
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Stella Schwarz, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, brother Peter and me
How many in entire extended family?
We had a large family, ten aunts and uncles on my mother’s side; three on my father’s side, many first cousins.
Who survived the Holocaust?
My parents, my brother and me.
We got out after Kristallnacht.  My parents, my brother, many friends, and I followed my uncle to Shanghai, China, we sailed from Trieste.  We came to Bombay, India, Singapore, and then Shanghai.  When the Germans came to China, we moved to Tsingtao.  Later I ran a bar in Tsingtao until 1948.  I came to Detroit because an uncle and aunt lived here. My uncle had lived in United States since 1913.  
Name of Ghetto(s)
Occupation after the war
Shipping clerk, Detroit News, U.S. Soldier, salesman
When and where were you married?
Rachel Wohl
Michael, Ron, Steve, and Marilyn
Three: Candace, Teri, and Jake
What do you think helped you to survive?
The Jewish community
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never again.
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