Pearl Adler

"We have to hope."

Name at birth
Perla Tugentman
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Warsaw, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Avraham Hersh, Carpenter
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Sara Morel, Made shaytels (wigs)
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, six brothers, two sisters
Who survived the Holocaust?
One sister, one uncle, myself, my husband, and my daughter
Name of Ghetto(s)
Where were you in hiding?
A Polish couple, the Kowalski’s, hid me, my husband, and our infant daughter (Sara Epstein) in basement in Prague, Poland
Occupation after the war
Seamstress, made designs from lace
David Adlersztein, Butcher
Sara Epstein, self-employed
Two grandchildern and four great-grandchildren
What do you think helped you to survive?
I think I was used to working hard.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
We have to hope.
Charles Silow
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