Joseph Farkas

"I love people. Be friendly with everybody."

Name at birth
Yosef Farkas
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Name of father, occupation
Simon, Farm crops merchant
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Chana Pearlstein, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, four sons, and four daughters
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
One brother, Menachem Mendel and I
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
I lived ten years in Windsor
When did you come to the United States?
Occupation after the war
Translator for HIAS in Munich, watch repairman
When and where were you married?
Lilly Fekete, Homemaker
Linda Fleisher, Oakland County Child Services
What do you think helped you to survive?
I was very strong and healthy, good memory. I gave my brother a little bit of everything, he gave me shoes. I believed in G-d, I trusted in G-d.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
I love people. Be friendly with everybody.
Charles Silow
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