Name at birth
Emmanuel (Meilich) Mittelman
Name of father, occupation
produced and sold wine, retail and wholesale
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, five sons: Meyer ben Tzion, Yosef Zvi, Yisrael Aryeh, Pichas Meilich (me), and Chaim Yeshaya; and two daughters: Rochel Leah and Sura Gutel
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Maybe 15 total from the entire family. Ironically, the four children that were in Auschwitz: Meyer, Yosef, Leah and myself- all four of us came back. How do you explain that?
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Occupation after the war
Heating, Cooling and Electrical business
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
I close my eyes and think, I'm in Auschwitz! Then I open my eyes & say to myself, I'm not in Auschwitz! I'm free, in America, and alive, thank G-d.