Elfriede Glancy

"Be more human"

Name at birth
Elfriede Grunbaum
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Strasbourg, France
Name of father, occupation
Hirsch Leib Grumbaum, Jeweler
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Glicka Ryback, Homemaker and ran the jewelry business
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and six children: Lily, Wolf, Hannah Grunbaum-Kamim, Lina Grunbaum-Shanfield, Jacques, Elfriede
Who survived the Holocaust?
My mother and all living children. My father and a friend were picked up by the Germans in Southern France and perished in a concentration camp.
My family was warned when the German troops were coming.  They went into hiding in Southern France in the town of Perigueux. 

At one point, I saw Hitler when he came to Strasbourg.  People were forced to say sieg heil when he came to the city.
Where were you in hiding?
Perigueux, France
Where did you go after being liberated?
I lived in Strasbourg, France for a few years, then moved to Windsor, Canada.
Where did you settle?
Southfield, Michigan
How is it that you came to Michigan?
I married someone who lived in Michigan.
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
Detroit, Michigan
Irving Edmund Glancy, Real estate business
Lionel Glancy, Lily Julie Glancy Jacobson
Alexandra, Eli and Jonah Glancy; Natalie, Emma, Isabel and Mia Jacobson
What do you think helped you to survive?
We wouldn’t give up.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Be more human
Charles Silow
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