Isaac Besserman

"That my children should know."

Date of birth
Where were you born?
Name of father, occupation
Chaim Baruch, Butcher
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Sarah, Died in childbirth
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Father, stepmother, sister, brother and myself
How many in entire extended family?
I had a large family, a lot of cousins
Who survived the Holocaust?
My brother and myself
Several labor and concentration camps including Fresenburg and Bergen-Belsen. I worked digging dams and was taken to forest to clear woods. At the concentration camp Fresenburg people were tortured.                          
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where were you in hiding?
I was hiding in attics until I was discovered by the Nazis
Occupation after the war
Butcher, Factory Worker General Motors
Marie, Retail sales
Carol, daycare provider, Rhonda, surgical nurse and homemaker
What do you think helped you to survive?
I was Lucky.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
That my children should know.
Charles Silow
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