Michael Wasserman


Name at birth
Mihaly Vasserman
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Ujferherto, Hungary Last Residence – Debrecen, Hungary
Name of father, occupation
Samuel Vasserman
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Fania Feldmann
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and ten children: Mihaly, Herman, Ibi, Anna, Miklos, David , Aron, Fani, Harmina, Lili
How many in entire extended family?
Children of Mihaly Vasserman and Ilona Schvarc: Vera Vasserman, Ibolya Vasserman, and one more child (name unknown); children of Mihaly Wasserman and Anna Freistadt: Alexander Wasserman, Samuel Wasserman; children of Herman Vasserman and Margit Shteiner: Miklos Wasserman, Andor Wasserman, Itchi Wasserman, Alter Wasserman, Imre Wasserman, Khaia Wasserman; children of Miklos Wasserman and Burgi – three; child of David Wasserman: Iboj; children of Aron Wasserman, three; child of Fani Wasserman and Miklos Mechlowitz Harold Mechlowitz
Who survived the Holocaust?
Out of 38 Immediate and Extended Family only, approximately ten survived
History unknown – Too painful to discuss.
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, Lager Leipheim (Lechfield) - Met Anna Freistadt in Displaced Persons (DP) Camp and got married in a Jewish ceremony, January 22, 1946. Also got married in a civil ceremony in D.P. Camp’s office –January 7, 1947
When did you come to the United States?
Arrived in New York, New York from Munich, Germany on December 14,1949
Where did you settle?
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation after the war
Baker – worked for New Modern Bakery in Detroit, MI
When and where were you married?
January 22,1946, Jewish Ceremony in DP Camp Lechfield, January 7, 1947, Civil Ceremony in DP Camp Lechfield
Anna Freistadt, seamstress
Alexander Wasserman – Engineer, Samuel Wasserman - Engineer
Lisa Wasserman, Susan Wasserman, Bryan Wasserman, Carly Wasserman; Great-Grandchildren-Ethan Wasserman, Caleb Wasserman, Shira Wasserman, and Adrian Wasserman
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Daughter-in-law – Rhonda (Lenzner) Wasserman
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