Helen Solarz Sadik

"Never forget the past and the horrors of what happened."

Name at birth
Helen Rotter
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Warka, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Josef Rotter, Merchant
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Raizelle Sugar, Merchant
Immediate family (names, birth order)
10 people
How many in entire extended family?
50 with aunts, uncles and cousins
Who survived the Holocaust?
Only me---one person
I started in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1941.  I was then transported  to Majdanek and then went to Auschwitz in 1943.  I remained there until being liberated by the Russians on January 27, 1945.
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, in Poking, Germany
Where did you go after being liberated?
First back to Poland then to Poking, Germany
When did you come to the United States?
November in 1949
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation after the war
Seamstress and Homemaker
When and where were you married?
May 1947 in Munich, Germany
Max (Moishe) Solarz, Meat Business
Michael Solarz, business Susan Solarz Rabinovitz, education
Four: Allison, Michelle, Melissa, and Kimberly
What do you think helped you to survive?
Luck and youth.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never forget the past and the horrors of what happened.
Charles Silow
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