Sally Biederman

"Never forget about the Holocaust. Care for Israel. Never forget what happened."

Name at birth
Salomea Lipschutz
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Cracow, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Edward, Factory owner
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Felicia Buchfinder, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, me, sister Raynia, brother Moishe
How many in entire extended family?
Large extended family
Who survived the Holocaust?
My mother and me
My whole family was in the ghetto; my mother and me were sent to Auschwitz together.  After the war, we went back to Poland to look for the family, but we didn’t find anybody.  My mother was very sick and died at the Bindermichel Displaced Persons’ (DP) Camp.  I got married to Harry Biederman.   We didn’t want to stay in Poland.  My mother had a sister in New York and we left for America.   My relatives were very poor and elderly.  I went to HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) for help so that we could make a living.  They offered us to go to either Detroit or Providence, RI.  We didn’t know what to say, so they said Detroit.
Name of Ghetto(s)
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Occupation after the war
Bookkeeper, president of Einstein Chapter of B'nai B'rith
Harry Biederman, Electrical contractor
Eddie, uniform store owner, Mark, horse veterinarian
Two, Harrison and Carson
What do you think helped you to survive?
Luck and being together with my mother. It was no life. In the barracks, every morning we had to go to Appelplatz, where they counted us. We didn’t believe that we would survive. My mother helped me, she would give me some of her bread.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never forget about the Holocaust. Care for Israel. Never forget what happened.
Charles Silow
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