Name at birth
Yankel Flam
Year of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Lodz, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Moishe, Delivery service
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Chaya Druganoga, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and five children, Shlomo, Leah, Israel, myself and Gershon
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
My parents and five children
I was one of 850 people who cleaned up the Lodz Ghetto after its liquidation.  My father convinced the authorities to let our family “clean up” the Ghetto. We were one of the few survivors who were allowed to do this.
My brother, Israel was killed by members of the Polish anti-Semitic organization (AK), after surviving the Holocaust.
Name of Ghetto(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
When did you come to the United States?
Occupation after the war
Served in the Palmach, later was in the construction business, and worked as painter in the United States
Betty Flam, Hairdresser
Steve, engineer; Tali, attorney
Charles Silow
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