Sara Tugman

"Never forget those that died and never let it happen again!"

Name at birth
Chaya Sara Halpert
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Mukacevo, Czechoslovakia
Name of father, occupation
Mordechai Halpert, Owned a horse and wagon company
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Golda Rivka Mermelstein, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Who survived the Holocaust?
Sara and a few cousins
Name of Concentration / Labor Camp(s)
Where did you go after being liberated?
Home to see if anyone survived
When did you come to the United States?
May, 1946
Where did you settle?
Williamsburg, New York
Occupation after the war
When and where were you married?
1st marriage in Displaced Persons (DP) Camp, 2nd marriage in Detroit, Michigan
Morris Tugman, William Goodman (1st), Morris Tugman(2nd)
Marty, restaurant owner; Ruthie, stay-at home mother; Moishe, restaurant owner; Eva, teacher; Felicia, warrant engineer; Rachel, computer engineer
Beth, Ian, Matt, Jill, Mindy, Sorala, Estee, Leah, Shayna, Aleeza, Jereme, Danny, Jenifer, Ari, Sara and Eden
What do you think helped you to survive?
She hoped to be reunited with those in her family that survived.
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Never forget those that died and never let it happen again!
biography given by Sara Tugman’s daughter Felicia Tugman
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