Pearl Friedman

"Never Again!"

Name at birth
Piroska Bornstein
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Budapest, Hungary
Name of father, occupation
Baily Bornstein , Musician
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Marget Bornstein , Clothing maker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, Rosi (1918-1939) died of heart attack, Elonica (1921-1944), both half-sisters from my father's marriage to my aunt who died of a heart attack very young.
Who survived the Holocaust?
Only me
My father Baily was a talented musician. Marget, my mother was a very loving, soft kind.  She made clothes but had stomach problems, ulcers.  I didn’t know my grandfather Yishka, he was 75 years old when he died.  He delivered sugar for a living.  
I made shoes in Budapest and then was taken to Auschwitz.  We were not religious growing up.  After the camps, we went to Sweden, then Chicago and finally settled in Detroit.  I was good at sewing, cooking.  I liked to give to others. 
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
Chicago, then Detroit
Occupation after the war
I made Florsheim shoes
When and where were you married?
March 5, 1951 in Chicago
Erno Friedman
Linda, clinical social worker; Michael, CPA; Robert, businessman, celebrity placements
Seven: Nina, Danny, Zachary, Jacob, David, Ethan, and Allie
What do you think helped you to survive?
Working in the Camps
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never Again!
Biography given by daughter, Linda Friedman
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