Name at birth
Where did you grow up?
Dzialoszyn and Warsaw, Poland
Name of father, occupation
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Dina (surname unknown),
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents and ten children: Shmiel, Avrum, Srulek, Shimon, Manuel, Yitalah, and four other that I don't know
How many in entire extended family?
Who survived the Holocaust?
Four: my father and three of his brothers: Avrum, Shimon and Manuel.
Because my father never spoke of his experiences directly to me, I learned from my mother that he lost his first wife and infant daughter while in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where were you in hiding?
My father was not in hiding. He did serve with the Polish Army and then went AWOL to join the Partisans.
What DP Camp were you after the war?
Yes, Herzog Lager, Hessish Lichtenau
Where did you go after being liberated?
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
Detroit, after stopping in Akron, Ohio for a year.
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
1947, Waldenberg, Germany
Rose Handleman, small business owner, Joe Small
Two: Justin and Michael Feldman
What do you think helped you to survive?
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
My father did not speak about his years in the Holocaust very often. He used to say “It’s better that you don’t know, honey.”