Hadasa Goldberg

"Have tolerance for others"

Name at birth
Hadasa Zylbersztejn
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Ciechanow, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Abram Zylbersztejn, Had a dry goods store
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Szajna Malka Zylbersztejn, Homemaker and helped in the store
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and four children: Sons: Yisroel and Efroim and Daughters: Hadasa and Doba
How many in entire extended family?
Many aunts, uncles and cousins
Who survived the Holocaust?
Hadasa and Efroim
In 1937, at the age of 15, Hadasa came to the United States.  Her grandfather sent papers but he died before Hadasa arrived.  Hadasa never saw her family again.  Hadasa became part of One Thousand Children, OTC, Jewish children who came to the United States with the assistance of private rescue organizations. 

When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
New York City
How is it that you came to Michigan?
Her husband lived in Michigan
Occupation after the war
Bookkeeper in New York until she married
When and where were you married?
August 9, 1953 in New York City
Martin Goldberg, Shoe salesman
Suzanne, title examiner, Abraham, sales
Six: Michael, Audrey and Jeffrey Sondheimer; Jacob, Sarah and Abigail Goldberg
What do you think helped you to survive?
Hadasa came to the US as part of the One Thousand Children.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Have tolerance for others
Biography given by Hadasa Goldberg’s daughter, Suzanne Sondheimer
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