Moniek Margulies

"Always try to be on good terms with your family, friends, and neighbors"

Name at birth
Moniek (Moshe) Margulies
Date of birth
Name of father, occupation
Abraham Wieseltier, Kosher Butcher
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Gittel, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Father, mother, one sister, two brothers
How many in entire extended family?
Mother had two brothers, two sisters; Father had seven sisters, one brother; eighteen first cousins
Who survived the Holocaust?
Me and only one brother, Jacob West (lives in West Bloomfield)
I ran away with a group of young men from Podkamien who worked for the judicial system.  We knew the Germans were advancing and would be arresting those who worked for the municipality.   I was the oldest in his family. It was a very tearful separation from my family.  I remember my father saying to me that he understood that I must flee to save my life.  My father said, “Don’t forget you are a Jew” 
I kept moving eastward to stay away from the advancing Germans.  I eventually wound up in the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Name of Ghetto(s)
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Occupation after the war
Fruit and Vegetable Peddler
Riwa Margulies, Homemaker
Gale, director of sales Arlene, medical assistant
What do you think helped you to survive?
The love that my family gave me and the love that I had for them
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Always try to be on good terms with your family, friends, and neighbors
Charles Silow
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