The Germans invaded, they rounded up Jews from the village and put them in a truck where they were gassed to death. They then forced all of the Jewish inhabitants of the village to dig a large pit into which they shot and killed them.
David saw the truck and what was going on, he and his cousin, Simon Tabachnik ran away. They separated at some point. David went by himself to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, met his wife there, Sophia. There is now a monument at the site of the mass grave.
David’s brother Harry was married before the war, had two little girls. His wife, her mother, and the two girls were hiding in a barn, Harry was elsewhere. The women were found by the Nazis, all were shot and killed. He eventually came to Detroit, his name changed to Gilmore. He and his wife had one son, Chuck Gilmore.